Gene-Transcription during Invitro Activation of Human Lymphocytes-B with Staphylococcus-Aureus Cowan-I Strain

 
This item is provided by the institution :
University of Ioannina
Repository :
Repository of UOI Olympias
see the original item page
in the repository's web site and access all digital files if the item*
share



1990 (EN)
Gene-Transcription during Invitro Activation of Human Lymphocytes-B with Staphylococcus-Aureus Cowan-I Strain (EN)

Boumpas, D. T. (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών και Τεχνολογιών. Τμήμα Βιολογικών Εφαρμογών και Τεχνολογιών (EL)
Boumpas, D. T. (EN)

With the use of nuclear transcription run-off assays we have determined the kinetics of transcriptional activity for the c-fos, c-myc, DR beta, DQ beta, (TfR), Blast-1, and Ig kappa genes in human tonsillar B lymphocytes of high to intermediate density after stimulation with Staphylococcus aureus Cowan I strain (SAC). Nuclei were isolated at various times after stimulation with SAC. Stimulation with SAC resulted in significant increase in the transcription of all of the genes. Maximum expression of the c-fos, transferrin receptor, DR beta, and DQ beta genes was obtained within 0.5 h after stimulation. Maximum expression of c-myc and Blast-1 was obtained within 3 h. Peak expression of Ig kappa was observed at 8 h. Transcriptional activities of all genes examined, except for the Blast-1 and Ig kappa, decreased rapidly after their respective peaks; they remained at higher levels than their base line. Inhibition of protein synthesis by cycloheximide did not significantly affect the kinetics of transcription of these genes. These data demonstrate the cascade of transcriptional activity of various genes associated with human B cell activation and indicate that the induction of their transcription is independent of de novo protein synthesis. (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων (EL)
University of Ioannina (EN)

Journal of Immunology (EN)

English

1990

<Go to ISI>://A1990ED00500048



*Institutions are responsible for keeping their URLs functional (digital file, item page in repository site)