A novel human thyroid papillary carcinoma cell line (FB-2) has been established and characterized. FB-2 cells harbor the RET/PTCI chimeric oncogene in which the RET kinase domain is fused to the H4 gene. FB-2 cells neither formed colonies in semisolid media nor induced tumors after heterotransplant into severe combined immunodeficient mice. However, HMGI(Y), HMGI-C and c-myc genes, which are associated to thyroid cell transformation, were abundantly expressed in FB-2 cells but not in normal thyroid cells. FB-2 cells only partially retained the differentiated thyroid phenotype. In fact, the PAX-8 gene, which codes for a transcriptional factor required for thyroid cell differentiation, was expressed, while thyroglobulin, TSH-receptor and thyroperoxidase genes were not. Moreover, FB-2 cells produced high levels of interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8. (C) 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
|Autori:||BASOLO F.; GIANNINI R.; TONIOLO A.; CANALONE R.; NIKIFOROVA M.; PACINI F.; ELISEI R.; MICCOLI P; BERTI P.; FAVIANA P.; FIORE L.; MONACO C.; PIERANTONI G.M.|
|Titolo:||Establishment of a non-tumorigenic papillary thyroid cell line (FB-2) carrying the RET/PTC1 rearrangement|
|Anno del prodotto:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/ijc.10116|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|