In order to characterize the antiproliferative effect of methylazoxymethanol neuroepithelial cells derived from the rat striata primordia at embryonic day 14 have been exposed to graded doses of this compound. It was found that methylazoxymethanol application to striatal neuroblasts elicits a blockade of cell proliferation at a dose which does not interfere with cell survival. By using synchronized cells and short term exposures to this compound, we found that the antiproliferative effect of methylazoxymethanol is strikingly correlated to the number of cells actively dividing in culture, thus indicating that the cells targeted by methylazoxymethanol must be in an active mitotic phase. To test for the selectivity of action of Methylazoxymethanol for dividing neuroblasts either cultures composed of mature proliferating astrocytes or muscle cells have been subjected to the same treatment. It has been observed that astrocytes proliferation was not affected by the dose of methylazoxymethanol shown to be effective on neuroepithelial cells. Finally we demonstrated that methylazoxymethanol is able only transiently to interfere with smooth muscle cell division, further supporting its selectivity of action within the developing CNS.
Selective in vitro blockade of neuroepithelial cells proliferation by methylazoxymethanol, a molecule capable of inducing long lasting functional impairments / E. Cattaneo, B. Reinach, A. Caputi, F. Cattabeni, M.M.G. Di Luca. - In: JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH. - ISSN 0360-4012. - 41:5(1995), pp. 640-647.
|Titolo:||Selective in vitro blockade of neuroepithelial cells proliferation by methylazoxymethanol, a molecule capable of inducing long lasting functional impairments|
CATTANEO, ELENA (Primo)
CATTABENI, FLAMINIO NICOLA (Penultimo)
DILUCA, MONICA MARIA GRAZIA (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1995|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jnr.490410510|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|