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Torna all'elenco Contributi in rivista anno 2002

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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: Platelet-derived growth factor-BB and basic fibroblast growth factor directly interact in vitro with high affinity.

Anno di pubblicazione: 2002

Autori: Russo K, Ragone R, Facchiano AM, Capogrossi MC, Facchiano A.

Affiliazioni autori: Russo K, Capogrossi MC, Facchiano A: Laboratorio di Patologia Vascolare, Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, 00167 Roma Ragone R: Dipartimento di Biochimica e Biofisica, Seconda UniversitÓ di Napoli, via Costantinopoli 16, 80138 Napoli Facchiano AM: Istituto di Scienze dell'Alimentazione, CNR, Avellino

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  • ANGELO FACCHIANO

Abstract: Platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) are potent growth factors active on many cell types. The present study indicates that they directly interact in vitro. The interaction was investigated with overlay experiments, surface plasmon resonance experiments, and solid-phase immunoassays by immobilizing one factor or the other and by steady-state fluorescence analysis. The interaction observed was specific, dose-dependent, and saturable, and the bFGF/PDGF-BB binding stoichiometry was found to be 2:1. K(D)(1) for the first step equilibrium and the overall K(D) values were found to be in the nanomolar and in the picomolar range, respectively. Basic FGF/PDGF-BB interaction was strongly reduced as a function of time of PDGF-BB proteolysis. Furthermore, docking analysis suggested that the PDGF-BB region interacting with bFGF may overlap, at least in part, with the PDGF-BB receptor-binding site. This hypothesis was supported by surface plasmon resonance experiments showing that an anti-PDGF-BB antibody, known to inhibit PDGF-BB binding with its receptor, strongly reduced bFGF/PDGF-BB interaction, whereas a control antibody was ineffective. According to these data, the observed bFGF.PDGF-BB complex formation might explain, at least in part, previous observations showing that PDGF-BB chemotactic and mitogenic activity on smooth muscle cells are strongly inhibited in the presence of bFGF.

Pagine da: 1284

Pagine a: 1291

Numero volume: 277

Parole chiave:

  • platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB)
  • basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF)
  • simulazioni molecolari
  • molecular docking
  • molecular graphics

Altre informazioni: 18

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