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Production of IGF-I and IGF binding proteins by retinal cells in vitro.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7522546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and its associated binding proteins (IGFBPs) have been identified in retinal tissues but their precise cellular origin remains unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the ability of three retinal cell types (microvascular endothelial cells, pericytes, and pigment epithelial cells) and a non-retinal cell type (Tenon's fibroblasts) to produce IGF-I and cell specific IGFBPs in vitro. Using a radioimmunoassay we demonstrated that all four cell types produce IGF-I and that this production continued over a 72 hour period. In addition, western ligand blotting revealed that each cell type produced at least one IGFBP and that each cell type produced a different IGFBP profile. Endothelial cells produced a 24 kDa band only, pericytes produced both a 24 kDa and a 34 kDa band, retinal pigment epithelial cells produced a 38-41 kDa band, while fibroblasts produced both a 24 kDa and a 30 kDa band. Laser scanning densitometry demonstrated that in the majority of experiments the IGFBPs accumulated in the culture medium over a 72 hour period. Neither IGF-I nor IGFBPs were observed in cell lysates indicating de novo synthesis and secretion in vitro. These results suggest an autocrine/paracrine function for IGF-I and its associated binding proteins which may play a significant role in both retinal physiology and disease.
P Moriarty; M Boulton; A Dickson; D McLeod
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0007-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-07     Completed Date:  1994-11-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421041     Medline TA:  Br J Ophthalmol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  638-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Manchester.
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MeSH Terms
Blotting, Western
Carrier Proteins / biosynthesis*
Cells, Cultured
Growth Inhibitors / biosynthesis*
Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I / biosynthesis*
Pigment Epithelium of Eye / cytology,  metabolism
Retina / cytology,  metabolism*
Grant Support
//Wellcome Trust
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carrier Proteins; 0/Growth Inhibitors; 0/Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins; 67763-96-6/Insulin-Like Growth Factor I

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