TPA induces repression of EGF receptor gene expression.


Epidermal growth factor receptor gene expression in response to the tumor promoting phorbol ester 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) was analyzed in the A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cell line using DNA transfection. After 8 h of treatment a definite repression (45%) of EGF receptor gene transcription could be seen. Repression was maintained for up… (More)