BC3H1 cells induced to differentiate by serum withdrawal were found to incorporate substantially less [3H]inositol into their phosphoinositides than cells induced to differentiate by growth in the presence of high serum. This decrease was found to be due to a decline in the rate of [3H]inositol uptake by the serum-starved cells. Addition of purified growth factors such as TGF-β, EGF and FGF to these cells promoted inositol uptake and lead to an increase in the incorporation of [3H]inositol into phosphoinositides. Stimulation of inositol uptake by TGF-β required at least a 24 hr exposure to the growth factor. These data indicate that growth factors regulate phosphoinositide metabolism at many different levels including at the level of inositol uptake.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Feb 14 1992|