Absence in glucocorticoid-resistant mouse lymphoma p1798 of a glucocorticoid receptor domain responsible for biological effects

Sam Okret, Jan Carlstedt-Duke, Örjan Wrange, Jan Åke Gustafsson, Yee Wan Stevens, John Stevens

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3127-3131
Number of pages5
JournalCancer research
Volume43
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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