Rao, AJ (2007) Proteomic profiling of forskolin-induced differentiated BeWo cells: an in-vitro model of cytotrophoblast differentiation. In: Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 14 (4). 477 -487.Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
Placental trophoblastic differentiation is characterized by the fusion of monolayer cytotrophoblasts into syncytiotrophoblasts. During this process of differentiation, several morphological and biochemical changes are known to occur, and this model has been employed to investigate the changes that occur at the gene and protein level during differentiation. Using the sensitive technique of proteomics [two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DGE)], changes in protein profile were evaluated in the control and forskolin-induced differentiated cells of trophoblastic choriocarcinoma BeWo cell line. Several proteins were differentially expressed in control and differentiated cells. Four major proteins were up-regulated as assessed by silver staining, and were further characterized as c-h-ras p 21 (phosphorylated), retinoblastoma susceptibility protein I and integrase interactor protein 1. These proteins are known to play an important role in growth arrest of cells, and thus may play a role in initiating the process of differentiation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Reproductive Healthcare Ltd.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry|
|Date Deposited:||09 Jun 2010 05:39|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 05:39|
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