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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1987 Aug 19;930(1):72-8.

The effect of insulin, serum and dexamethasone on mRNA levels for the insulin receptor in the human lymphoblastoic cell line IM-9.

Abstract

The effect of insulin, serum and dexamethasone on mRNA levels in the insulin receptor in the human lymphoblastoic cell line IM-9 was examined. To this end, mRNA levels were quantitated by Northern blot analysis using a labeled cDNA probe for the insulin receptor. The presence of 0.1 microM dexamethasone in the medium had a strong stimulatory effect on mRNA levels in insulin receptor, suggesting the presence of a glucocorticoid inducible enhancer element near the insulin receptor gene. Also, the nature of the serum had an effect on insulin receptor mRNA levels, as cells maintained in 10% fetal calf serum had insulin receptor mRNA levels that were 40-50% of those found in IM-9 cells maintained in 1% newborn serum. Variations in insulin receptor mRNA levels led in each situation to concordant variations in insulin binding. Insulin levels of up to 1 microM had no effect on hybridizable insulin receptor mRNA levels making an insulin-induced feed-back mechanism on gene expression or mRNA stability unlikely.

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