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

Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) reduces the density of stem cell factor receptors (c-kit oncogene product) on a GM-CSF-dependent human myeloid cell line.

By employing a monoclonal antibody against the stem cell factor receptor (SCF-R), c-kit oncogene product, we analysed in flow cytometric technique the density of SCF-R on GM/SO cells which were incubated under various culture conditions. These experiments revealed that there is an inverse correlation between the SCF-R density on the cells and the doses of granulocyte-macrophage colony- stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in culture medium; the lower the dose, the higher the density of SCF-R on the cells. More detailed analyses showed that, in contrast to SCF which rapidly downregulates its own receptor, GM-CSF does not alter the measurable level of SCF-R in an exposition period of 60 minutes, which suggests that the internalization or shedding of the receptor is not the mechanism of action. Since the most striking difference regarding density of SCF-R between GM-CSF-treated and untreated cells was observed on day 2, the modulation of c-kit oncogene protein by GM-CSF likely occur prior to expression of protein onto the cell surface. In order to exclude the possibility that altered cell viability due to insufficient GM-CSF content in culture medium might be responsible for the increased SCF-R densities on GM-CSF-dependent cells, we subsequently generated a GM-CSF-independent subclone which still responded to GM-CSF as well as the dependent did. The experiments carried out with this subclone confirmed the results presented above. Thus our data suggest that GM-CSF is directly involved in the regulation of SCF receptor density on GM/SO cells.[1]


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