SV40 virus transformation down-regulates endothelin receptor.

@article{Chiou1999SV40VT,
  title={SV40 virus transformation down-regulates endothelin receptor.},
  author={W. Chiou and J. Wang and C. Berg and J. R. Wu-wong},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1999},
  volume={1450 1},
  pages={
          35-44
        }
}
Simian virus 40 (SV40) is an oncogenic DNA virus that induces malignant transformation. Endothelin (ET), a 21 amino acid peptide with mitogenic and anti-apoptotic effects, binds to G-protein coupled ETA and ETB receptors. This report examines the effect of SV40 transformation on the expression of ET receptors. Results from receptor binding and reverse transcription (RT)-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) studies show that human lung fibroblasts IMR90 and WI38 express both ETA and ETB receptors… Expand
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