Ausprägung von zellulären Onkogenen in menschlichen Teratomzellinien

  • H. Tesch
  • R. Fürbaß
  • J. Casper
  • H.-J. Schmoll
  • D. L. Bronson
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Zelluläre Onkogene gehören zu einer Gruppe evolutionär stark konservierter Gene, die häufig in menschlichen Tumorzellen aktiviert oder dereguliert sind. Wir untersuchten die Ausprägung von 14 zellulären Onkogenen in menschlichen Keimzelltumorzellinien in Northern-Blot-Analysen. Unsere Ergebnisse zeigen, daß die Onkogene p53, c-Ki-ras2, c-Ha-ras1 und c-rafl in vergleichbaren Mengen in allen Keimzelltumorzellinien und in zahlreichen anderen Tumorzellen ausgeprägt werden. Die Ausprägung des c-myc-Gens wurde in einigen aber nicht in allen Keimzelltumorzellinien beobachtet. Dagegen konnten N-myc- sowie c-fos-spezifische Transkripte in allen Keimzelltumorzellinien aber nicht in einer Reihe anderer Tumorzellen nachgewiesen werden. In Southern-Blot-Analysen fand sich kein Hinweis auf eine Amplifikation, Deletion oder Umlagerung der N-myc- und c-fos-Gene. Diese Ergebnisse zeigen, daß menschliche Keimzelltumorzellinien unterschiedliche Onkogene vermehrt ausprägen.


Cellular oncogenes are frequently activated or deregulated in human tumor cells. We have analyzed by Northern blot experiments the expression of 14 cellular oncogenes in cell lines established from human teratocarcinomas. Our results indicate that some oncogenes (i.e., p53, c-Ki-ras2, c-Ha-ras1 and c-raf1) are expressed in comparable amounts in all teratoma lines and in a variety of other human tumor cell lines tested. Low expression of c-myc was found in some but not all teratoma lines. Expression of the N-myc and the c-fos genes was found in significant amounts in all teratoma lines analyzed, whereas these genes could not be detected in a variety of other human tumor cells. Southern blot experiments give no indication of amplification or rearrangements of the N-myc or c-fos genes in the teratoma lines. Thus, our data indicate that human teratoma cell lines have a distinct pattern of expression of cellular oncogenes which is not detected in a variety of other human tumors.


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  • H. Tesch
  • R. Fürbaß
  • J. Casper
  • H.-J. Schmoll
  • D. L. Bronson

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