Prostaglandin E1 binding and adenylate cyclase activation in normal and transformed fibroblasts. Academic Article uri icon


  • The binding of [3H]prostaglandin E1 to membranes of clones of normal rat kidney fibroblasts (NRK cells) has been measured. Cell lines that responded to prostaglandin E1, such as NRK and NRK transformed with Schmitt-Ruppin strain of Rous sarcoma virus (SR-NRK cells), have a high affinity prostaglandin E1 binding site. Murine-sarcoma-virus-transformed lines of NRK cells are unresponsive to prostaglandin E1 and have reduced prostaglandin E1 binding Exposure of cells to prostaglandin E1 results both in decreased prostaglandin E1 responsiveness and reduced prostaglandin E1 binding. Activation of adenylate cyclase is correlated to binding of prostaglandin E1 to receptors in both NRK and SR-NRK cell membranes. Mathematical models suggest that GTP decreases the affinity of hormone for its receptor while increasing the catalytic efficiency of adenylate cyclase, and that aggregates of occupied receptors may play an important role in the activation of adenylate cyclase.

published proceedings

  • Biochim Biophys Acta

author list (cited authors)

  • Davies, P. J., Chabay, R., Zech, L., Berman, M., & Pastan, I.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Davies, PJ||Chabay, R||Zech, L||Berman, M||Pastan, I

publication date

  • January 1980