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Effect of constitutively active ras overexpression on cell growth in recombinant chinese hamster ovary cells.
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PMID:  21438179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Constitutively active Ras (CA-Ras) is known to enhance cell growth through the induction of various signaling cascades including the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)/ERK signaling pathways, although the cellular response is highly dependent on the cell type. To evaluate the effect of CA-Ras overexpression on cell growth in recombinant Chinese hamster ovary (rCHO) cells, an erythropoietin (EPO)-producing rCHO cell line with regulated CA-Ras overexpression (EPO-off-CA-Ras) was established using the Tet-off system. The CA-Ras expression level in EPO-off-CA-Ras cells was tightly regulated by doxycycline addition. Although CA-Ras overexpression slightly increased the viable cell concentration during the late exponential phase, it did not increase the maximum viable cell concentration or specific growth rate to a significant degree. Unexpectedly, CA-Ras overexpression in rCHO cells led only to the enhancement in the activation of the MAPK/ERK signaling pathway and not the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. Taken together, CA-Ras overexpression in rCHO cells did not significantly affect cell growth; it also had no critical impact on viable cell concentration or EPO production, possibly due to a failure to activate the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. © 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Biotechnol. Prog., 2011.
Yeon-Gu Kim; Young Kue Han; Jee Yon Kim; Eun Gyo Lee; Hong Weon Lee; Gyun Min Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology progress     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-6033     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506292     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Prog     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Nanoscience and Technology (WCU), KAIST, Daejon 305-701, Korea; Biotechnology Process Engineering Center, KRIBB, Daejeon 305-806, Korea.
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