Basic fibroblast growth factor in rat salivary glands

@article{Amano1993BasicFG,
  title={Basic fibroblast growth factor in rat salivary glands},
  author={Osamu Amano and Yoshino Yoshitake and Katsuzo Nishikawa and Shoichi Iseki},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={1993},
  volume={273},
  pages={467-474}
}
We studied the occurrence and localization of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in rat salivary glands using a specific monoclonal antibody. It was shown that the extract of rat salivary glands has a pronounced stimulatory activity on the growth of bovine capillary endothelial cells, which is blocked by the addition of an antibody against bFGF. The concentration of bFGF in the submandibular/sublingual gland, as determined by radioimmunoassay, was ∼80% that in the brain. Immunocytochemistry… CONTINUE READING