Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 156, Issue 2, pp 213–216 | Cite as

Ridostin Induces Transcription of a Wide Spectrum of Interferon Genes in Human Cells

  • T. M. Sokolova
  • A. N. Shuvalov
  • M. V. Telkov
  • L. V. Kolodyazhnaya
  • F. I. Ershov

The effects of Ridostin on the transcription of IFN family genes in human fibroblasts and lymphocytes were studied by quantitative real-time PCR. The degree of gene induction by Ridostin was most pronounced in fibroblasts, and was significantly higher than the induction by Kagocel: transcription of IFN-β, oligoadenylate synthetase, and double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase genes increased by about 2000, 100, and 20 times, respectively. In lymphocytes, Ridostin also activated a wide variety of IFN family genes, including genes of IFN-α, IFN-γ, and IFN-dependent enzymes, but this induction was less pronounced than in the fibroblasts. It was shown that gene response in lymphocyte from a child with cancer is reduced in comparison with that of adult healthy participant. Ridostin, and even more so Reaferon up-regulated activities of β-actin, glycerophosphate dehydrogenase, and β2- microglobulin genes, thus making impossible or limiting their use as constitutive stable reference genes (standards) in PCR-assays of IFN and their inductors.

Key Words

Ridostin Reaferon transcription of interferon genes real-time polymerase chain reaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. M. Sokolova
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. N. Shuvalov
    • 1
  • M. V. Telkov
    • 1
  • L. V. Kolodyazhnaya
    • 1
  • F. I. Ershov
    • 1
  1. 1.N. F. Gamalea Institute of Epidemiology and MicrobiologyMinistry of Health of the Russian FederationMoscowRussia
  2. 2.D. I. Ivanoskii Institute of VirologyMinistry of Health of the Russian FederationMoscowRussia

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