Glucocorticoid-resistant (CR), in contrast to glcocorticoid-sensitive (CS), mouse lymphoma P1798 was shown to lack antiglucocorticoid receptor immunoactivity. Antibodies raised against the purified rat liver glycocorticoid receptor (GR) cross-reacted with the GR from CS, but not with the GR from CR, P1798 lymphoma. Using highly specific antisera against the GR in an indirect competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, it was demonstrated that α-chymotrypsin digestion of the Gr from CS P1798 lymphoma caused a separation of a 'resistant-like' nonimmunogenic steroid and DNA-binding domain (Stokes' radius, 3,3 nm) from an immunoactive domain (Stokes' radius, 2.6 nM). In contrast to CS P1798 lymphoma, neither before nor after α-chymotrypsin digestion, immunoactivity could be found in the cytosol from CR P1798 lymphoma. This was assayed after chromatography on DNA-cellulose or gel filtration on Agarose A (0.5 m). These results suggest that the domain of the CS GR containing the immunoactive determinant(s), normally removed by limited proteolysis by α-chymotrypsin, appears to be missing in CR P1798 lymphoma cytosol. It seems that this domain plays an important role in the mechanism of action of glucocorticoids. This might suggest that a mutation has occurred affecting the genome resulting in defective transcription of the receptor gene(s) in CR P1798 lymphoma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jul 1 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research