Effects of tumor necrosis factor α in renal cell carcinoma

  • Authors:
    • Shinichi Ikemoto
    • Keisuke Narita
    • Naomasa Yoshida
    • Seiji Wada
    • Taketoshi Kishimoto
    • Kazunobu Sugimura
    • Tatsuya Nakatani
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  • Published online on: November 1, 2003     https://doi.org/10.3892/or.10.6.1947
  • Pages: 1947-1955
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Abstract

Tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) and TNFα receptor mRNA expression, the effects of TNFα on DNA synthesis and cell proliferation as well as its effects on interleukin-6 (IL-6) production and expression in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) were studied using RCC cell lines. The effects of TNFα on DNA synthesis and IL-6 production were also studied using short-term established RCC cell lines. A total of 8 cell lines, 4 RCC cell lines (RC-2, RGB, 14T, 4T) and 4 cell lines established at our laboratory (OCUU-1, 2, 4, 5), as well as 10 short-term established RCC cell lines were used. When TNFα and TNFα receptor mRNA expression was examined by RT-PCR, p55 TNF receptor mRNA expression was observed while TNFα and p75 TNF receptor mRNA expression was not observed in all cell lines. When the effects of TNFα on DNA synthesis were studied by [3H]-thymidine incorporation assay, DNA synthesis was induced in RGB, 14T, 4T, OCUU-2 and OCUU-4 by adding 10 and 100 pg/ml of TNFα while it was not induced in RC-2 and OCUU-5 at all concentrations. When its effects on cell proliferation were evaluated by MTT assay, cell proliferation was observed in RGB, 14T and 4T at TNFα concentration of 10 pg/ml and in RGB, 14T, 4T, OCUU-4 and OCUU-5 at TNFα concentration of 100 pg/ml. However, cell proliferation was not detected in RC-2 and OCCU-2 at any concentration. When the effects of TNFα on IL-6 production were studied by ELISA, IL-6 production was induced in RC-2, RGB, 14T, OCUU-1, OCUU-2 and OCUU-5 while not in 4T and OCUU-4. When its effects on IL-6 expression were examined by Northern blot analysis, the results were similar to those obtained by ELISA. As for the 10 short-term established RCC cell lines, DNA synthesis and IL-6 production were induced with the addition of TNFα. These results suggested that TNFα induced cell proliferation in RCC.

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Ikemoto, S., Narita, K., Yoshida, N., Wada, S., Kishimoto, T., Sugimura, K., & Nakatani, T. (2003). Effects of tumor necrosis factor α in renal cell carcinoma. Oncology Reports, 10, 1947-1955. https://doi.org/10.3892/or.10.6.1947
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Ikemoto, S., Narita, K., Yoshida, N., Wada, S., Kishimoto, T., Sugimura, K., Nakatani, T."Effects of tumor necrosis factor α in renal cell carcinoma". Oncology Reports 10.6 (2003): 1947-1955.
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Ikemoto, S., Narita, K., Yoshida, N., Wada, S., Kishimoto, T., Sugimura, K., Nakatani, T."Effects of tumor necrosis factor α in renal cell carcinoma". Oncology Reports 10, no. 6 (2003): 1947-1955. https://doi.org/10.3892/or.10.6.1947