Stimulation of DNA synthesis in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells by Bordetella bronchiseptica dermonecrotic toxin

Y Horiguchi, N Sugimoto, M Matsuda
1993 Infection and Immunity  
We investigated the effects of BordeteUa bronchiseptica dermonecrotic toxin on DNA synthesis in MC3T3-E1 cells. The rate of [methyl-3H]thymidine incorporation increased in the toxin-treated cells more than 24 h after addition of the toxin under the serum-starved conditions. This effect was dependent on the toxin concentration ranging from 0.3 to 3 ng/ml and was eliminated by aphidicolin and hydroxyurea, inhibitors for DNA replication. In the toxin-treated culture, the number of cells did not
more » ... rease but polynucleated cells appeared and their number increased to ca. 50% of the total number of cells 6 days after the toxin addition. From these results, we concluded that the toxin stimulates DNA replication in MC3T3-E1 cells without cell proliferation. the culture was incubated for the indicated period, [methyl-3H]thymidine (37 kBq/ml), Tran35S-label (185 kBq/ml), or 3611 Vol. 61, No. 9 on May 7, 2020 by guest Downloaded from
doi:10.1128/iai.61.9.3611-3615.1993 fatcat:zus2e47gebc6zgydsl67fr7mdq