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Synthetic hydroxyapatite (HA) crystals in 1% serum stimulated 3H thymidine uptake into quiescent canine synovial fibroblasts and human foreskin fibroblast cultures, as did 10% serum. The onset of stimulation and peak uptake of thymidine after crystal addition were delayed by 2-3 hours as compared with the effects produced by 10% serum. Stimulation of 3H(More)
Epidermoid cervical carcinoma cells (CaSki line) have been established in continuous culture. When leukocytes from cervical cancer patients were incubated with CaSki culture fluid concentrates, inhibition of leukocyte migration was observed in more than 70 percent of the patients tested. By contrast, significantly less inhibition was observed with normal(More)
  • M T Story
  • 1989
To determine if fibroblasts could be a source of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) in tissue, cells were initiated in culture from newborn human foreskin. Cells were studied in Passages 2 to 8. Fibroblast cell lysates promoted radiolabeled thymidine uptake by cultured quiescent fibroblasts. Seventy-nine percent of the growth-promoting activity of lysates was(More)
Focus groups were conducted with parents, other caretakers, and teachers of urban, African-American preschool children attending Head Start. The research goal, congruent with the concept of cultural humility, was to elicit target population members' perspectives on the nature, importance, prevalence, and causes of overweight and obesity in their community,(More)
Transforming growth factor beta s (TGF beta s) are members of a superfamily of polypeptides that control cell cycle progression and a variety of other cellular activities. TGF beta family members, -beta 1, -beta 2, and -beta 3, have been identified in prostate. The levels of expression of these TGF beta isotypes have been reported to vary with the(More)
Fibrostromal proliferation is believed to be important in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). We found that a mitogen for cultured mesodermal-derived cells was present in extracts of BPH tissue. The mitogen was identified as basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). Previous studies did not determine the cell population(s) responsible for(More)
Homogenates of human testes, epididymides and prostate, and calf testes and epididymides are mitogenic for cultured human foreskin fibroblasts. The growth factors appear similar in that they are inactivated by boiling and acid, but not by treatment with reducing agent. The growth factor in human and bovine testes was partially purified from tissue(More)
Growth of the prostate is controlled by androgen. However, there is information indicating that androgen may not act directly, but may act indirectly through polypeptide growth factors, to control prostate growth. This review will focus on the involvement of members of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family in this process. The properties of FGFs and(More)
Tissue homogenates of rat ventral prostate were examined for growth factor activity using a fibroblast mitogenesis assay. G-75 Sephadex gel filtration separated the growth factor activity into two peaks. A broad first peak contained 98% of the protein and several growth factor moieties. A smaller second peak (MW 6,000) contained epidermal growth factor(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) has been identified in the human prostate. The level of bFGF has been reported to be elevated in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), compared with normal prostate, suggesting that the growth factor may play a role in this disease of the prostate. Basic FGF is a mitogen for cultured human prostate-derived fibroblasts(More)