Thrombopoietin (TPO) is the major regulator of the proliferation and differentiation of megakaryocyte precursors through interaction with its receptor encoded by the c-mpl protooncogene. We established the human TPO-dependent leukemia cell line, UT-7/TPO. In these cells, TPO activated protein kinase C (PKC) in a time dependent manner. Subsequently, the c-myc gene was transiently induced to a maximal level 60-90 minutes after TPO exposure. In addition, we found that stimulating UT-7/TPO cells with TPO rapidly induces the significant accumulation of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (Ins-P3), leading to the mobilization of calcium from intracellular stores. Taken together, the activation of PKC and subsequent c-myc gene induction are involved in the TPO-induced cellular response(s), presumably through the activation of PLC.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Feb 13|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology