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Insulin-like growth factor receptor expression and function in human breast cancer.
Cancer Res. 1990 Jan 01; 50(1):48-53.CR

Abstract

The insulin-like growth factors IGF-I and IGF-II are potent mitogens for several breast tumor cell lines in culture. Additionally, both IGF-I and IGF-II mRNAs are easily detected in the majority of breast tumor specimens examined, while no breast cancer epithelial cell lines we have studied express authentic IGF-I mRNA, and few lines express IGF-II mRNA. Although receptors for insulin, IGF-I, and IGF-II have been described, there is significant cross-reactivity between the various receptors and ligands in the insulin/insulin-like growth factor family, and it is not clear which receptor or receptors are responsible for the biological effects of these growth factors in this system. Using an RNase protection assay, we examined breast tumor specimens and breast cancer epithelial cell lines for expression of mRNA encoding the type I and type II IGF receptors as well as the insulin receptor. Virtually all of the specimens examined expressed mRNA for all three receptors. We then examined estrogen-dependent MCF-7 cells for the mitogenic effects of IGF-I and II in the presence of antibodies to both the type I and type II receptors. alpha IR-3, a monoclonal antibody which blocks the type I receptor, abolished the mitogenic effects of both IGF-I and IGF-II. It did not, however, block the mitogenic effects of insulin. We conclude that type I and type II IGF receptors are ubiquitously expressed in breast cancer, and our experiments with MCF-7 cells suggest the mitogenic effects of both IGF-I and IGF-II are mediated via the type I IGF receptor.

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Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20007.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2152773

Citation

Cullen, K J., et al. "Insulin-like Growth Factor Receptor Expression and Function in Human Breast Cancer." Cancer Research, vol. 50, no. 1, 1990, pp. 48-53.
Cullen KJ, Yee D, Sly WS, et al. Insulin-like growth factor receptor expression and function in human breast cancer. Cancer Res. 1990;50(1):48-53.
Cullen, K. J., Yee, D., Sly, W. S., Perdue, J., Hampton, B., Lippman, M. E., & Rosen, N. (1990). Insulin-like growth factor receptor expression and function in human breast cancer. Cancer Research, 50(1), 48-53.
Cullen KJ, et al. Insulin-like Growth Factor Receptor Expression and Function in Human Breast Cancer. Cancer Res. 1990 Jan 1;50(1):48-53. PubMed PMID: 2152773.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Insulin-like growth factor receptor expression and function in human breast cancer. AU - Cullen,K J, AU - Yee,D, AU - Sly,W S, AU - Perdue,J, AU - Hampton,B, AU - Lippman,M E, AU - Rosen,N, PY - 1990/1/1/pubmed PY - 1990/1/1/medline PY - 1990/1/1/entrez SP - 48 EP - 53 JF - Cancer research JO - Cancer Res VL - 50 IS - 1 N2 - The insulin-like growth factors IGF-I and IGF-II are potent mitogens for several breast tumor cell lines in culture. Additionally, both IGF-I and IGF-II mRNAs are easily detected in the majority of breast tumor specimens examined, while no breast cancer epithelial cell lines we have studied express authentic IGF-I mRNA, and few lines express IGF-II mRNA. Although receptors for insulin, IGF-I, and IGF-II have been described, there is significant cross-reactivity between the various receptors and ligands in the insulin/insulin-like growth factor family, and it is not clear which receptor or receptors are responsible for the biological effects of these growth factors in this system. Using an RNase protection assay, we examined breast tumor specimens and breast cancer epithelial cell lines for expression of mRNA encoding the type I and type II IGF receptors as well as the insulin receptor. Virtually all of the specimens examined expressed mRNA for all three receptors. We then examined estrogen-dependent MCF-7 cells for the mitogenic effects of IGF-I and II in the presence of antibodies to both the type I and type II receptors. alpha IR-3, a monoclonal antibody which blocks the type I receptor, abolished the mitogenic effects of both IGF-I and IGF-II. It did not, however, block the mitogenic effects of insulin. We conclude that type I and type II IGF receptors are ubiquitously expressed in breast cancer, and our experiments with MCF-7 cells suggest the mitogenic effects of both IGF-I and IGF-II are mediated via the type I IGF receptor. SN - 0008-5472 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2152773/Insulin_like_growth_factor_receptor_expression_and_function_in_human_breast_cancer_ L2 - https://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/960 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -