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Production of platelet derived growth factor B chain (PDGF-B/c-sis) mRNA and immunoreactive PDGF B-like polypeptide by rheumatoid synovium: coexpression with heparin binding acidic fibroblast growth factor-1.

Authors: Remmers, EF  Sano, H  Lafyatis, R  Case, JP  Kumkumian, GK  Hla, T  Maciag, T  Wilder, RL 
Citation: Remmers EF, etal., J Rheumatol. 1991 Jan;18(1):7-13.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:1708827

We present evidence supporting the hypothesis that locally produced platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) B-like polypeptides, as well as heparin binding growth factor-1 (HBGF-1), are involved in stimulating the pronounced hyperplasia of rheumatoid synovial stromal fibroblastlike cells. Explanted rheumatoid synovial tissues in vitro spontaneously secreted, in a time dependent manner, mitogenic activity for rheumatoid synoviocytes that was neutralizable by anti-PDGF antibody. PDGF B/c-sis mRNA transcripts were detected in synovium from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (n = 5). Spontaneous PDGF B-like synthesis was detected by immunoprecipitation of radiolabeled PDGF B-like polypeptides secreted by explanted tissues. Furthermore, rheumatoid synovial tissues, particularly macrophage-like cells, immunostained specifically with anti-PDGF B chain. The extent and intensity of staining and mononuclear cell infiltration were highly correlated. Immunostaining of osteoarthritic and normal synovial tissues was significantly less than RA synovium. PDGF-B immunostaining of synovial specimens previously characterized for expression of HBGF-1, the precursor of acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF), revealed that the extent and intensity of expression of HBGF-1 and PDGF-B were highly correlated.


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