Ricin toxicity and intracellular routing in tumoral HT-29 cells. II. Differential ricin toxicity from the apical and basolateral surfaces of differentiated HT-29 cells.

We previously showed that ricin, a toxin commonly used in the construction of immunotoxins, was more toxic to undifferentiated than to differentiated HT-29 tumoral cells. This results from differences in the intracellular routings of the toxin. As these studies concerned the entry through the apical pole of differentiated polarized HT-29 cells, we… CONTINUE READING