Fibroblast heterogeneity of signal transduction mechanisms to complement-C1q. Analyses of calcium mobilization, inositol phosphate accumulation, and protein kinases-C redistribution.

Fibroblasts of healthy and granulation gingiva are phenotypically heterogeneous with regard to binding C1q collagen-like (cC1qR) or C1q globular-heads (gC1qR) regions, respectively. Here, isolated fibroblast subsets, expressing either the cC1qR or the gC1qR phenotype, were stimulated with C1q, and assessed for changes in cytosolic free calcium [Ca2+]i… CONTINUE READING