Biochemical evidence for somatostatin receptors in murine neuroblastoma clone N1E-115

Published on Thursday, 01 June 2017


Radioligand binding and functional assays were employed to demonstrate the existence of somatostatin receptors in the murine neuroblastoma clone N1E-115.

Saturation experiments with [125I][Tyr11]somatostatin-14 indicated the presence of a single class of binding sites in membranes prepared from N1E-115 cells (Kd = 83 pM; Bmax = 21,000 receptors/cell).

Somatostatin-14, somatostatin-28 and L363586 (cyclo(N-Me-ALA-TYR-D-TRP-LYS-VAL-PHE] all displaced the 125I-ligand monophasically in N1E-115 cells (Ki values were 28, 82 and 34 pM, respectively), which contrasted with the binding heterogeneity apparent with L363586 in rat brain membranes.

The binding of [125I][Tyr11]somatostatin-14 was reduced by GppNHp, indicating that N1E-115 somatostatin receptors interacted with guanine nucleotide binding protein(s).

Somatostatin agonists decreased by 30-50% the levels of [3H]cyclic AMP induced in intact cells by forskolin, prostaglandin E1, or vasoactive intestinal polypeptide.

The EC50 values for inhibition of the [3H]cyclic AMP response to PGE1 by L363586, somatostatin-14, and somatostatin-28 were 0.24, 0.63 and 1.0 nM, respectively. Pertussis toxin treatment of N1E-115 cells reduced both binding to the receptor and the functional response to somatostatin-14.

These data suggest that a single class of somatostatin receptors in N1E-115 cells are linked to the inhibition of adenylate cyclase through a Gi protein.



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See also:

- Somatostatin in oncology, the overlooked evidences;

- Neuroblastoma: Complete objective response to biological treatment;

- Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme (grade IV – WHO 2007): a case of complete objective response achieved by means of the concomitant administration of Somatostatin and Octreotide – Retinoids – Vitamin E – Vitamin D3 – Vitamin C – Melatonin – D2 R agonists (Di Bella Method – DBM) associated with Temozolomide.