Skip to main content

Different effects of glucose starvation on expression and stability of VEGF mRNA isoforms in murine ovarian cancer cells.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Zhang, L; Conejo-Garcia, J-R; Yang, N; Huang, W; Mohamed-Hadley, A; Yao, W; Benencia, F; Coukos, G
Published in: Biochem Biophys Res Commun
April 12, 2002

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been implicated as a potent regulator of angiogenesis in tumors, and its protein exists as at least five isoforms with distinct biologic activities and clinical significance. Tumors under metabolic stress conditions dramatically increase VEGF expression due to both increased transcription and decreased mRNA degradation. However, it is not known how stress conditions regulate expression of each VEGF isoform. Here, we report a novel Taqman real-time RT-PCR strategy for quantification of all murine VEGF isoforms and find that (1) glucose starvation dramatically up-regulates the mRNA level of all VEGF isoforms, with the three abundant isoforms, VEGF120, VEGF164, and VEGF188, increasing at a similar rate, while the rare isoform VEGF144 is more markedly up-regulated; (2) glucose starvation induces a significant increase of the relative abundance of VEGF144 mRNA, but not the more prevalent isoforms VEGF120, VEGF164, and VEGF188, compared to total VEGF; and (3) the stability of each isoform mRNA differs under the control conditions as well as glucose starvation. The latter significantly stabilizes mRNA of all VEGF isoforms at a different rate, with VEGF144 most significantly stabilized. Our results indicate that under metabolic stress conditions VEGF144 is the most dramatically up-regulated VEGF isoform, probably through mechanism(s) different from the three abundant VEGF isoforms.

Duke Scholars

Published In

Biochem Biophys Res Commun

DOI

ISSN

0006-291X

Publication Date

April 12, 2002

Volume

292

Issue

4

Start / End Page

860 / 868

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
  • Up-Regulation
  • Tumor Cells, Cultured
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • RNA, Neoplasm
  • RNA Stability
  • Protein Isoforms
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Organ Specificity
 

Citation

APA
Chicago
ICMJE
MLA
NLM
Zhang, L., Conejo-Garcia, J.-R., Yang, N., Huang, W., Mohamed-Hadley, A., Yao, W., … Coukos, G. (2002). Different effects of glucose starvation on expression and stability of VEGF mRNA isoforms in murine ovarian cancer cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 292(4), 860–868. https://doi.org/10.1006/bbrc.2002.6710
Zhang, Lin, Jose-Ramon Conejo-Garcia, Nuo Yang, Wei Huang, Alisha Mohamed-Hadley, Weijia Yao, Fabian Benencia, and George Coukos. “Different effects of glucose starvation on expression and stability of VEGF mRNA isoforms in murine ovarian cancer cells.Biochem Biophys Res Commun 292, no. 4 (April 12, 2002): 860–68. https://doi.org/10.1006/bbrc.2002.6710.
Zhang L, Conejo-Garcia J-R, Yang N, Huang W, Mohamed-Hadley A, Yao W, et al. Different effects of glucose starvation on expression and stability of VEGF mRNA isoforms in murine ovarian cancer cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2002 Apr 12;292(4):860–8.
Zhang, Lin, et al. “Different effects of glucose starvation on expression and stability of VEGF mRNA isoforms in murine ovarian cancer cells.Biochem Biophys Res Commun, vol. 292, no. 4, Apr. 2002, pp. 860–68. Pubmed, doi:10.1006/bbrc.2002.6710.
Zhang L, Conejo-Garcia J-R, Yang N, Huang W, Mohamed-Hadley A, Yao W, Benencia F, Coukos G. Different effects of glucose starvation on expression and stability of VEGF mRNA isoforms in murine ovarian cancer cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2002 Apr 12;292(4):860–868.

Published In

Biochem Biophys Res Commun

DOI

ISSN

0006-291X

Publication Date

April 12, 2002

Volume

292

Issue

4

Start / End Page

860 / 868

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
  • Up-Regulation
  • Tumor Cells, Cultured
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • RNA, Neoplasm
  • RNA Stability
  • Protein Isoforms
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Organ Specificity