Cytokines modulate phagocytosis and intracellular digestion of collagen fibrils by fibroblasts in rabbit periosteal explants. Inverse effects on procollagenase production and collagen phagocytosis.

@article{Zee1995CytokinesMP,
  title={Cytokines modulate phagocytosis and intracellular digestion of collagen fibrils by fibroblasts in rabbit periosteal explants. Inverse effects on procollagenase production and collagen phagocytosis.},
  author={Erwin Van der Zee and Vincent E Everts and Kees A. Hoeben and Wouter Beertsen},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  year={1995},
  volume={108 ( Pt 10)},
  pages={3307-15}
}
Degradation of fibrillar collagen may occur in the extracellular space by enzymes, such as the metalloproteinase collagenase, or in the lysosomal apparatus of fibroblasts following phagocytosis. As the mechanisms involved in the regulation of the latter process are unknown, we investigated possible modulating effects of the cytokines epidermal growth factor (EGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1 alpha) and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) on both… CONTINUE READING