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Cancer Res 62:6817-6819
5(S)-Hydroxy-6,8,11,14-E,Z,Z,Z-eicosatetraenoate (5-HETE) causes PC3 cells to grow by an unknown mechanism. We find that it also induces the cells to activate extracellular signal-regulated kinases and Akt. Pertussis toxin inhibits both responses. 5-HETE, 5-oxo-6,8,11,14-E,Z,Z,Z-eicosatetraenoate, and 5-oxo-15-hydroxy-eicosatetraenoate are known to stimulate leukocytes by a receptor coupled to pertussis toxin-sensitive G proteins. Their respective relative potencies in leukocytes are 1, 10, and 3. In PC3 cells, however, these values are 10, 1, and 0. PC3 cells, we propose, express a non-leukocyte-type, G protein-coupled, 5-HETE receptor. This novel receptor and the extracellular signal-regulated kinase and Akt pathways it recruits may contribute to the progression of prostate adenocarcinoma.
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