Human glomerular endothelial cells IGFBPs are regulated by IGF-I and TGF-beta1.


The release of insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) and their regulation in human glomerular endothelial cells (GENC) was characterised. GENC produce IGFBP-4, IGFBP-2 and IGFBP-3 and express mRNA for IGFBP-2 to IGFBP-5. Due to the fact that IGF-I and TGF-beta1 modulate glomerular hypertrophy, their action on IGFBP release and GENC growth was… (More)