Show simple item record Moore, AB Yu, L Swartz, CD Zheng, X Wang, L Castro, L Kissling, GE Walmer, DK Robboy, SJ Dixon, D
dc.coverage.spatial England 2011-06-21T17:29:39Z 2010-06-10
dc.identifier 1478-811X-8-10
dc.identifier.citation Cell Commun Signal, 2010, 8 pp. 10 - ?
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) are benign smooth muscle tumors that often contain an excessive extracellular matrix (ECM). In the present study, we investigated the interactions between human uterine leiomyoma (UtLM) cells and uterine leiomyoma-derived fibroblasts (FB), and their importance in cell growth and ECM protein production using a coculture system. RESULTS: We found enhanced cell proliferation, and elevated levels of ECM collagen type I and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 after coculturing. There was also increased secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor, epidermal growth factor, fibroblast growth factor-2, and platelet derived growth factor A and B in the media of UtLM cells cocultured with FB. Protein arrays revealed increased phosphorylated receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) of the above growth factor ligands, and immunoblots showed elevated levels of the RTK downstream effector, phospho-mitogen activated protein kinase 44/42 in cocultured UtLM cells. There was also increased secretion of transforming growth factor-beta 1 and 3, and immunoprecipitated transforming growth factor-beta receptor I from cocultured UtLM cells showed elevated phosphoserine expression. The downstream effectors phospho-small mothers against decapentaplegic -2 and -3 protein (SMAD) levels were also increased in cocultured UtLM cells. However, none of the above effects were seen in normal myometrial cells cocultured with FB. The soluble factors released by tumor-derived fibroblasts and/or UtLM cells, and activation of the growth factor receptors and their pathways stimulated the proliferation of UtLM cells and enhanced the production of ECM proteins. CONCLUSIONS: These data support the importance of interactions between fibroid tumor cells and ECM fibroblasts in vivo, and the role of growth factors, and ECM proteins in the pathogenesis of uterine fibroids.
dc.format.extent 10 - ?
dc.language ENG
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Cell Commun Signal
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1186/1478-811X-8-10
dc.title Human uterine leiomyoma-derived fibroblasts stimulate uterine leiomyoma cell proliferation and collagen type I production, and activate RTKs and TGF beta receptor signaling in coculture.
dc.title.alternative en_US
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US 2010-6-10 en_US
duke.description.endpage 10 en_US
duke.description.issue en_US
duke.description.startpage 10 en_US
duke.description.volume 8 en_US
dc.relation.journal Cell Communication and Signaling en_US
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units/University Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units/University Institutes and Centers/Global Health Institute
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Obstetrics and Gynecology
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Pathology
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers/Duke Cancer Institute
pubs.publication-status Published online
pubs.volume 8
dc.identifier.eissn 1478-811X

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