Heparin structures in FGF-2-dependent morphological transformation of astrocytes.

@article{Nagayasu2005HeparinSI,
  title={Heparin structures in FGF-2-dependent morphological transformation of astrocytes.},
  author={Toshie Nagayasu and Seiji Miyata and Noriko Hayashi and Ryo Takano and Yutaka Kariya and Kaeko Kamei},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A},
  year={2005},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={374-80}
}
Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) participates in the morphological transformation of astrocytes (stellation) during the formation of glial scars in injured brains. In the current study, we used quantitative morphometric analysis to investigate the structural requirements for heparin's enhancement of FGF-2-induced stellation of cultured cortical astrocytes… CONTINUE READING