Hallek, M. and Kampfrath, T. and Haen, Ekkehard and Göhly, U. and Emmerich, B. and Remien, J.
Reduced responsiveness of adenylate cyclase to forskolin in human lymphoma cells.
Biochemical pharmacology 42 (7), pp. 1329-1334.
The beta 2-adrenergic transmembrane signal transduction was investigated in malignant B-cells from 15 patients with low grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as compared with normal lymphocytes of seven healthy adults. The number of beta 2-adrenoceptors and the response of adenylate cyclase (AC) to isoproterenol were slightly decreased in lymphoma cells. The responsiveness of AC to forskolin was 8-fold lower in lymphoma cells, whereas the response to cholera toxin showed no difference. These findings demonstrate an impairment of the beta 2-adrenergic signal transduction in low grade lymphoma cells that particularly affects the function of AC. The comparison with forskolin resistant mutants of an adrenocortical tumor cell line, Y1 (Schimmer et al., J Biol Chem 262: 15521-15526, 1987), suggests that the availability of functional active alpha subunits of stimulatory G proteins (Gs) might be reduced in human B-cell lymphoma, although other mechanisms known to inhibit the AC activity might be involved.
|Institutions:|| Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie|
|Adenylate Cyclase/antagonists & inhibitors||MESH|
|Receptors, Adrenergic, beta/drug effects||MESH|
|Signal Transduction/drug effects||MESH|
|Tumor Cells, Cultured/drug effects||MESH|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||18 Feb 2011 10:22|
|Last Modified:||21 Jul 2011 02:07|