Inhibition of epidermal growth factor-induced DNA synthesis by tyrosine kinase inhibitors

Kazuo Umezawa, Takashi Hori, Hirohisa Tajima, Masaya Imoto, Kunio Isshiki, Tomio Takeuchi

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Abstract

We prepared methyl 2,5-dihydroxycinnamate as a stable analogue of erbstatin, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. This analogue was about 4 times more stable than erbstatin in calf serum. It inhibited epidermal growth factor receptor-associated tyrosine kinase in vitro with an IC50 of 0.15 μg ml. It also inhibited in situ autophosphorylation of epidermal growth factor receptor in A431 cells. Methyl 2,5-dihydroxycinnamate was shown to delay the S-phase induction by epidermal growth factor in quiescent normal rat kidney cells, without affecting the total amount ofDNA synthesis. The effect of erbstatin on S-phase induction was smaller, possibly because of its shorter life time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalFEBS Letters
Volume260
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 29

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Keywords

  • (Normal rat kidney cell)
  • Cell cycle
  • DNA synthesis
  • Epidermal growth factor
  • Erbstatin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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