Effect of high cell density stress on the expression of transcription factor NF-κB

A. V. Prasad, N. Mohan, K. Sadeghi, M. L. Meltz, B. Chandrasekar

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Abstract

Nuclear factor NF-κB is involved in the transcriptional regulation of several genes. Our data in 244B human lymphoblastoid cells demonstrate for the first time that NF-κB expression was affected by cell density in cells treated with phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA). When the cell density was 1 x 106 cells/ml, the expression was maximum at 8 h; the expression at this time was less at the higher cell densities of 2.5 and 5.0 x 106 cells/ml. The expression was dependent on the time at which the cells were harvested, with higher levels being observed a second time at 36 h, following negligible expression for all 3 cell densities at 16 h. NF-κB subunit p50 expression was highest at the lowest cell density, while p65 expression was unaltered at the three cell densities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-170
Number of pages12
JournalToxic Substances Journal
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution

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