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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Transfer of purine metabolites between cells through the medium and via cell contacts in cocultures of HGPRT+ and HGPRT- cells.

Cells with and without hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGPRT) activity were used to examine the transfer of purine metabolites through the medium and via cell contacts. HGPRT- Chinese hamster and human fibroblasts were able to incorporate 3H-labeled purine metabolite(s) from medium in which mouse HGPRT+ B82 cells had been grown for 24 h with [3H]hypoxanthine, but mouse A9 fibroblasts that were deficient in HGPRT, adenine phosphoribosyltransferase ( APRT), and methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) were unable to incorporate these metabolites. This suggests that in recipient cells incorporation is due to [3H]MTA, which has been shown previously to be the major 3H-labeled purine metabolite to accumulate in B82 medium, being cleaved by MTAP to [3H]adenine, which is phosphoribosylated by APRT to [3H]AMP. Incorporation by recipient cells of metabolites from the medium is referred to as contact-independent metabolite transfer (CIMT). In autoradiograms of B82/A9 cocultures that were labeled with [3H]hypoxanthine, grains were found over A9 that were not in contact with B82, although A9 did not act as recipients of CIMT. This is termed proximity-dependent metabolite transfer (PDMT). Both CIMT and PDMT interfered with the assessment of nucleotide exchange between HGPRT+ and HGPRT- cells through cell contacts, which is referred to as contact-dependent metabolite transfer (CDMT). These problems were unique to HGPRT+ mouse L cells. However, HGPRT- mouse L cells, A9, could be used as potential recipients. A9 were positive recipients of CDMT with only one of five cell lines tested, which suggested that these cells were selective communicators. CDMT could not be studied with [3H]guanine because the nuclei of HGPRT- cells became labeled.[1]


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