Human eosinophil cationic protein enhances stress fiber formation in Balb/c 3T3 fibroblasts and differentiation of rat neonatal cardiomyocytes.

@article{Fukuda2009HumanEC,
  title={Human eosinophil cationic protein enhances stress fiber formation in Balb/c 3T3 fibroblasts and differentiation of rat neonatal cardiomyocytes.},
  author={Takayuki Fukuda and Miki Iwata and Midori Kitazoe and Takashi Maeda and David Salomon and Satoshi Hirohata and Katsuyuki Tanizawa and Shun'ichi Kuroda and Masaharu Seno},
  journal={Growth factors},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={228-36}
}
We found that eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) stimulated the growth of mouse Balb/c 3T3 fibroblasts. ECP-treated 3T3 cells were more flattened and exhibited enhanced stress fiber formation. The enhancement of cytoskeleton after addition of recombinant ECP appeared stable and was able to inhibit disassembly of actin filaments that was induced by fibroblast… CONTINUE READING