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Cancer Lett. 1998 Mar 13;125(1-2):149-55.

Establishment of two human small cell lung cancer cell lines: the evidence of accelerated production of parathyroid hormone-related protein with tumor progression.

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Third Department of Internal Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Ichihara, Chiba, Japan.


Two small cell lung cancer (SCLC) cell lines have been established from malignant effusions obtained from an SCLC patient with hypercalcemia during a 3-month follow-up period. The two cell lines established were shown to transcribe the parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) gene and to constantly secrete fairly large amounts of PTHrP into the culture medium. The efficiency of PTHrP gene transcription and secretion was greater in the cell line established in the late stage (KOT-2) as compared with that obtained in the early stage (KOT-1). Immunohistochemical studies showed that these cells also coexpress neuroendocrine (NE) products such as chromogranin A and neuron-specific enolase (NSE).

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