Lateral mobilities of fluorescent cell surface probes have been measured on normal (3T3) and transformed (SV3T3) cultured mouse fibroblasts. There is little discernible difference in the mobilities of a lipid analogue (dil), a fluorescent ganglioside derivative (GM1), and tetramethylrhodamine-labeled succinylated concanavalin A. The two cell lines showed expected differences in their abilities to grow in agar, to grow without serum, and to be agglutinated by lectins, indicating that changes of these properties in transformed cells are probably not mediated through increased overall membrane fluidity but are associated with distinct alterations in the mobilities of cell surface receptors. Both fluorescent dextran derivatives and antimouse cell surface antibodies were distinctly less mobile on SV3T3 cells, and the mobile fraction of Con A receptors was lower on SV3T3 cells.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - May 1 1980|