Arachidonic acid mediates calcium influx induced by basic fibroblast growth factor in Balb-c 3T3 fibroblasts.

Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), a peptide acting as a mitogen in different cell types, is able to induce a long lasting non capacitative calcium influx from the extracellular medium in Balb-c 3T3 mouse fibroblasts. This effect is mediated by the tyrosine kinase activity of bFGF receptors and the opening of voltage independent, agonist activated… CONTINUE READING