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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1996 Nov 21;228(3):807-12.

Transforming growth factor-beta1 inhibits human keratinocyte proliferation by upregulation of a receptor-type tyrosine phosphatase R-PTP-kappa gene expression.

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Department of Biological Sciences, KAIST, Seoul National University, Suwon, Republic of Korea.


We studied regulation of a receptor-type tyrosine phosphatase R-PTP-kappa gene expression in a human keratinocyte cell line, HaCaT. Addition of TGF-beta 1 to the HaCaT cells markedly induced the expression of R-PTP-kappa mRNA in a time- and dose-dependent manner. The induction of R-PTP-kappa mRNA expression was observed at a dose as low as 0.02 ng/ml TGF-beta1 and reached a peak at 2 ng/ml TGF-beta 1 after 6 h treatment. The TGF-beta 1-induced R-PTP-kappa mRNA expression was suppressed by sodium orthovanadate, a tyrosine phosphatase inhibitor, and H7, a serine/threonine kinase inhibitor, but not by genistein, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. In addition, the inducing effect is not dependent on de novo protein synthesis. Taken together, these results suggest that TGF-beta 1 inhibits the human keratinocyte proliferation in vitro, possibly through induction of R-PTP-kappa gene expression.

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