Isolation and characterization of a cDNA clone encoding for rat CSF-1 gene. Post-transcriptional repression occurs in myogenic differentiation.

Authors: Borycki, A  Lenormund, J  Guillier, M  Leibovitch, SA 
Citation: Borycki A, etal., Biochim Biophys Acta 1993 Aug 19;1174(2):143-52.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:8357831

A major CSF-1 (Colony-Stimulating Factor 1) mRNA 4.0 kb long was expressed during the proliferation of the L6 alpha 1 rat myogenic cells and was down-regulated after their differentiation into myotubes. A complete cDNA encoding the rat CSF-1 gene (rmCSF-1) was isolated from a cDNA library of L6 alpha 1 myoblasts and sequenced. The overall deduced amino acid sequence was 100% and 68% identical to the mouse and human CSF-1, respectively. While the previously reported mechanisms about the regulation of CSF-1 expression in TPA-treated-monocytes (Horiguchi, J., Sariban, E. and Kufe, D. (1988) Mol. Cell. Biol. 8, 3951-3954) and in fibroblasts (Falkenburg, J.H.F., Harrington, M.A., De Paus, R.A., Walsh, M.K., Daub, R., Landegent, J.E. and Broxmeyer, H.E. (1991) Blood 78, 658-665) involved a control at the transcriptional level, in contrast, the CSF-1 mRNA (half-life approximately 3 h in L6 alpha 1 myoblasts) was post-transcriptionally down-regulated during myogenesis. Inhibition of protein synthesis with cycloheximide (CHX) increased differentially the half-life of CSF-1 mRNA in L6 alpha 1 myotubes compared to L6 alpha 1 myoblasts. Finally, L6 alpha 1 myoblasts were shown to synthesize a 140 kDa homodimeric form of CSF-1. Thus, these findings, together with other results, indicate that CSF-1 gene products may play a role in the normal and neoplastic proliferation of muscular cells.


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