Activated mesangial cells produce vascular permeability factor in early-stage mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis.

@article{Noguchi1998ActivatedMC,
  title={Activated mesangial cells produce vascular permeability factor in early-stage mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis.},
  author={Katsuhiko Noguchi and N. Yoshikawa and Seiko Ito-Kariya and Yuriko Inoue and Yoshihiro Hayashi and Hiroshi Ito and H. Richard Nakamura and Kazumoto Iijima},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={1998},
  volume={9 10},
  pages={1815-25}
}
Vascular permeability factor (VPF), also known as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), is a multifunctional cytokine involved in angiogenesis, inflammation, and wound healing. Although VPF/VEGF has been reported to be produced only by glomerular podocytes in glomeruli, it was found that it is produced by human cultured mesangial cells (MC). Therefore, immunohistochemical analysis (using indirect immunofluorescence and in situ hybridization) of VPF/VEGF in normal kidneys (n = 7) and biopsy… CONTINUE READING
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