PACAP stimulates c-fos mRNAs in small cell lung cancer cells.


The effects of PACAP on c-fos mRNA using small cell lung cancer (SCLC) cell was investigated. PACAP-27 (100 nM) increased c-fos mRNA 5-fold using NCI-N417 cells. The increase was concentration dependent with 0.1 nM PACAP-27 half maximally increasing c-fos mRNA. Also the increase in c-fos mRNA caused by PACAP was time dependent; being maximal after 1 hour… (More)