Okadaic acid (OKA), a potent inhibitor of serine phosphatases at concentrations as low as 20-25 nM, induces apoptosis of R- mouse embryo fibroblasts, which are 3T3-like cells devoid of type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptors (IGF-IRs). From R- cells, we have generated (by stable transfection) cell lines with IGF-IR numbers ranging from 0 (R- cells) to >10(6) receptors per cell. The wild-type IGF-IR protects R- cells from OKA-induced apoptosis, its protective effect being exquisitely dependent on the number of receptors. A small increment in wild-type receptor number (from 15 x 10(3) to 22 x 10(3) receptors/cell) is sufficient to change R(-)-derived cells from sensitive to resistant to apoptosis. We have also studied the effect of various mutations of the IGF-IR on its ability to protect R(-)-derived cells from OKA-induced apoptosis. Our data indicate a correlation between protection from apoptosis and the ability of the receptor to respond to insulin-like growth factor I with mitogenesis.

Protective effect of the insulin-like growth factor I receptor on apoptosis induced by okadaic acid

RUBINI, Michele;
1997

Abstract

Okadaic acid (OKA), a potent inhibitor of serine phosphatases at concentrations as low as 20-25 nM, induces apoptosis of R- mouse embryo fibroblasts, which are 3T3-like cells devoid of type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptors (IGF-IRs). From R- cells, we have generated (by stable transfection) cell lines with IGF-IR numbers ranging from 0 (R- cells) to >10(6) receptors per cell. The wild-type IGF-IR protects R- cells from OKA-induced apoptosis, its protective effect being exquisitely dependent on the number of receptors. A small increment in wild-type receptor number (from 15 x 10(3) to 22 x 10(3) receptors/cell) is sufficient to change R(-)-derived cells from sensitive to resistant to apoptosis. We have also studied the effect of various mutations of the IGF-IR on its ability to protect R(-)-derived cells from OKA-induced apoptosis. Our data indicate a correlation between protection from apoptosis and the ability of the receptor to respond to insulin-like growth factor I with mitogenesis.
C., D'Ambrosio; B., Valentinis; M., Prisco; K., Reiss; Rubini, Michele; R., Baserga
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