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EMBO J. 1989 Apr;8(4):1099-104.

p21H-ras-induced morphological transformation and increases in c-myc expression are independent of functional protein kinase C.

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Institute of Cancer Research, Chester Beatty Laboratories, London, UK.

Abstract

It has previously been demonstrated that efficient DNA synthesis by oncogenic p21H-ras only occurs in the presence of insulin and is absolutely dependent on functional protein kinase C. Here we show that morphological transformation induced by oncogenic p21H-ras does not require functional protein kinase C. The early phases of protein kinase C-independent morphological transformation do not require de novo protein synthesis. We have also demonstrated that the introduction of p21H-ras into quiescent Swiss 3T3 cells by scrape-loading leads to increased levels of c-myc mRNA similar to those seen following serum stimulation. The increases in c-myc mRNA levels induced by p21H-ras are also independent of functional protein kinase C. Both morphological transformation and the elevation of c-myc mRNA levels do not require insulin. These results demonstrate that p21H-ras is generating protein kinase C-dependent and -independent signals.

PMID:
2663469
PMCID:
PMC400920
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