Human neuroblastoma cells SK-N-BE(2) can be induced to differentiate towards a neuronal phenotype by retinoic acid (RA) or a schwannian/glial phenotype by alpha-difluoromethylornithine (DFMO), producing differential binding of 14 antibodies (MAbs). RA induced the expression of the neural cell adhesion molecule, NCAM (also confirmed by northern blot); whereas DFMO enhanced the binding of MAbs UJ181.4, UJ127.11 which recognise an identical protein doublet of 220-240 kDa, thought to be the L1 protein(s). The data presented demonstrate that neuroblastoma cells differentiate toward separate phenotypes associated with a specific induction of two different adhesion molecules, NCAM on neuronal cells and L1 on schwannian/glial cells.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Progress in Clinical and Biological Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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