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[Roles of epidermal growth factor receptor signaling pathway on cultured human nasal epithelial cells RPMI-2650].

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Eye Ear Nose and Throat Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200031, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To explore the roles of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling pathway on cultured human nasal epithelial cells RPMI-2650.

METHODS:

RPMI-2650 cells were cultured in vitro, the growth curve was measured and the ultrastructure was observed using scanning electron microscope. When the cells were significantly confluent, they were divided into 4 groups, group A: maintained in Eagle's minimum essential media (EMEM) medium without adding any stimulators; group B: added with epidermal growth factor (EGF) 25 ng/ml; group C: added with AG1478 (EGFR selective inhibitor) 10 micromol/L followed by EGF 25 ng/ml 30 minutes later; group D: added with PD98069 (p44/42MAPK selective inhibitor) 30 micromol/L followed by EGF 25 ng/ml 30 minutes later. After incubated for 24 hours, the expression of EGFR and MUC5AC proteins in the cells of these 4 groups was studied using cytoimmunity and Western blotting.

RESULTS:

RPMI-2650 cells were significantly confluent after incubated for 5 to 7 days. The shape of cells was round or oval, and a large number of microvilli covered to their surface but without cilia under scanning electron microscope. The EGFR protein was expressed in the cells of group A and D, abundantly in group B, while weakly in group C. The values of comparative absorbance had significant difference between group A, B, D and group C, respectively (P < 0.01). For the MUC5AC protein, its expression was strong in the cells of group A, abundant in group B, and weak in group C and D. Significant difference of the values of comparative absorbance was analyzed between group B and group C, D, respectively (P < 0.01), while no difference between group C and group D (P > 0.05).

CONCLUSIONS:

The production of MUC5AC in human nasal epithelial cells RPMI-2650 is regulated via the expression and activation of epidermal growth factor receptor signaling pathway.

PMID:
19558858
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