Effect of protein kinase C activating tumor promoters on metastases formation by fibrosarcoma cells. Academic Article uri icon


  • The involvement of protein kinase C (PKC) in regulation of cellular properties related to tumor cell invasiveness was tested in a murine methylcholanthrene-induced fibrosarcoma tumor cell model. A metastatic clone (IE7) derived from the T10 fibrosarcoma was found to possess 30 and 90% more cytosolic and membrane-bound PKC, respectively, compared with the IC9 metastatic clone. Intravenous injection of IE7 but not IC9 cells resulted in lung tumor formation. Long-term (3 months) treatment of IE7 cells with 500 ng/ml phorbol 12, 13- dibutyrate (PDB) resulted in a 4-fold reduction in total PKC activity and increase in the tumor cell metastatic ability. Short-term (2h) PDB treatment induced cytosol-to-membrane PKC translocation and decreased the IE7 cells' ability to form hematogenous metastases. Treatment of IC9 cells with PDB did not render them metastatic. To test the possible …

publication date

  • January 1, 1991