par De Launoit, Yvan ;Kiss, Robert
Référence In vitro cellular & developmental biology : journal of the Tissue Culture Association, 25, 7, page (585-591)
Publication Publié, 1989-07
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : We describe the in vitro influence of 3,5,3'-triiodo-L-thyronine (T3), L-thyroxine (T4), a thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and/or estradiol (E2: chosen as the control of the methodology) on the cell kinetics (cell distribution in the S + G2 + M phases) of mouse MXT and human MCF-7 mammary cancer cells. Experiments were performed by means of a cell image processor, analyzing MCF-7 or MXT cells that had been grown on glass cover slips and whose nuclei had been stained by the Feulgen reaction, which is selective and quantitative (stoichiometric) with respect to DNA. We show that T3, T4, and TSH at 0.01 microM dramatically stimulate the cell kinetics of the MXT mouse and the MCF-7 human mammary cancer cell lines. Indeed, the three hormones bring about a significant transient increase in the S + G2 + M fraction as does E2. Furthermore, our data indicate that E2 and TSH are antagonistic with regards to MXT or MCF-7 cell kinetics.