Bl-MaTU/A1 mouse mammary tumor cells, derived from a C57B1/10 mammary adenocarcinoma induced by dimethylbenzanthracene and mammotropic hormones, express virus particles and proteins related to mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV). Immunocytochemical analysis by means of monospecific and monoclonal anti-gp52 sera revealed a different localization of the main structural proteins of MMTV in Bl-MaTU/A1 and GR cells (the latter used as a positive virus-producing control). Immunoelectron microscopy of B-type particles budding from the microvilli of dexamethasone-stimulated Bl-MaTU/A1 cells showed remarkably weak reactivity of the viral envelope with anti-gp52-protein A-gold complexes as compared with that of dexamethasone-stimulated GR cells. Since Bl-MaTU/A1-associated MMTV originates from the amplified unit II of endogenous MMTV, which is altered probably within the env gene, the observed antigenic difference in the Bl-MaTU/A1-associated MMTV may be due to altered synthesis of gp52 glycoprotein in these cells.

Morphologic and antigenic properties of mouse mammary tumor virus produced in a hormone-responsive fashion by C57Bl/10 mammary tumors of non-viral origin

CASTAGNA, MAURA;
1988

Abstract

Bl-MaTU/A1 mouse mammary tumor cells, derived from a C57B1/10 mammary adenocarcinoma induced by dimethylbenzanthracene and mammotropic hormones, express virus particles and proteins related to mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV). Immunocytochemical analysis by means of monospecific and monoclonal anti-gp52 sera revealed a different localization of the main structural proteins of MMTV in Bl-MaTU/A1 and GR cells (the latter used as a positive virus-producing control). Immunoelectron microscopy of B-type particles budding from the microvilli of dexamethasone-stimulated Bl-MaTU/A1 cells showed remarkably weak reactivity of the viral envelope with anti-gp52-protein A-gold complexes as compared with that of dexamethasone-stimulated GR cells. Since Bl-MaTU/A1-associated MMTV originates from the amplified unit II of endogenous MMTV, which is altered probably within the env gene, the observed antigenic difference in the Bl-MaTU/A1-associated MMTV may be due to altered synthesis of gp52 glycoprotein in these cells.
Marchetti, ; J., Svec; E., Hlavey; Z., Veselovska; Castagna, Maura; F., Squartini
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