In this study, we established rat 3Y1 embryo cell lines expressing FosB and ΔFosB as fusion proteins (ER-FosB, ER-ΔFosB) with the ligand-binding domain of human estrogen receptor (ER). The binding of estrogen to the fusion proteins resulted in their nuclear translocation. After estrogen administration, exponentially growing cells expressing ER- ΔFosB, and to a lesser extent ER-FosB, underwent morphological alteration from the flat fibroblastic shape to an extended bipolar shape, and ceased proliferating. Such morphological alteration was also induced in quiescent cells expressing ER-ΔFosB and ER-FosB after one round of cell division triggered by estrogen administration. The cells expressing ER-ΔFosB changed shape frequently, and the content of F-actin in the cytoplasm detected by binding of Alexa 488-phalloidin significantly decreased after the morphological alteration. By two-dimensional gel electrophoresis analysis of cellular proteins from the cells expressing ER-ΔFosB, we identified several proteins whose expression either increased or decreased after estrogen administration. Two of these proteins were identified from their amino acid sequences as novel processed form of galectin-1.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of biochemistry|
|Publication status||Published - May 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology