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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi. 1992 Nov;13(6):402-5.

[The relationship between metastatic phenotype and steady expression of BGC-Ha-ras oncogene from metastasis cell lines in nude mice (abstract)].

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Beijing Institute for Cancer Research.


NIH/3T3 cells transformed by activated BGC-Ha-ras (6.6 kb) with a point mutation at codon 12 were able to induce tumor in nude mice with lung metastasis. The metastatic phenotype seemed stable in vivo metastasis assay. After two round subculture of the successively induced metastasis foci, two cell lines, GCM-1/3T3 and GCM-2/3T3, were established. In Southern blot analysis it was found that the bands from GCM-1/3T3 and GCM-2/3T3 were the same. Based on Southern analysis and polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RPLF), it was proved that the activated c-Ha-ras (6.6 kb) existed all along in the genomes of the transformed and metastatic culture cells. Amplification and over-expression of activated c-Ha-ras were shown by DNA and RNA dot blot hybridization in transformed and metastatic culture cells. The metastatic phenotype might be related to the existence and steady expression of the point mutated ras.

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