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Pituitary. 2000 Nov;3(3):141-52.

Genes expressed in the mouse pituitary corticotrope AtT-20/D-16v tumor cell line.

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Department of Neuroscience, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington, Connecticut, USA.


The pituitary corticotrope AtT-20 stable cell line has been used as a model system to study peptide secretion, glucocorticoid regulation, and several other processes. In order to better understand this model cell line, a phage cDNA library was generated from AtT-20/D-16v cell mRNA and cDNA sequences were obtained for 317 clones representing 203 known genes and 48 novel cDNAs. The sequencing results revealed the prevalence of the mouse leukemia virus in this cell line and also identified a number of putatively secreted molecules that were not previously recognized as being secreted from AtT-20/D-16v cells or pituitary corticotropes. Nine completely novel cDNAs and 39 cDNAs homologous to known ESTs were also identified. A listing of other genes known to be expressed in AtT-20/D-16v cells is also provided.

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