Induction of mitogenic signalling in the 1LN prostate cell line on exposure to submicromolar concentrations of cadmium+.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cadmium exposure increases the risk of prostate cancer. We now describe the effects of Cd2+ on signalling and proliferation in 1LN prostate cells. Cd2+ increased [3H]thymidine uptake and cell number twofold. Cd2+ elevated intracellular IP3, cytosolic-free Ca2+, phosphorylated MEK1/2, ERK1/2, p38 MAPK and JNK two- to threefold. Increased PDK1 and phosphorylation of the 85-kDa regulatory subunit of PI 3-kinase, Akt and p70s6k were also observed. Cd2+ treatment increased transcription factors NFkappaB and CREB, and the expression of c-fos and c-myc. Cd2+-induced increased uptake of [3H]thymidine was abolished by translational and transcriptional inhibitors, and Ca2+ channel blockers. Inhibition of phospholipase C and of Ca2+ binding to IP3 receptors inhibited Cd2+-induced DNA synthesis as did inhibition of tyrosine kinases, protein kinase C, PI 3-kinase, farnesyl transferase, MEK1/2, ERK1/2 and p38MAPK. Thus signalling events, which are triggered on exposure of 1LN cells to submicromolar concentrations of Cd2+, induce increased proliferation of these cells.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Misra, UK; Gawdi, G; Pizzo, SV

Published Date

  • November 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1059 - 1070

PubMed ID

  • 14499349

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0898-6568

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0898-6568(03)00117-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England