Increased production of transforming growth factor-beta 2 from cultured human retinal pigment epithelial cells by photocoagulation.

@article{Matsumoto1994IncreasedPO,
  title={Increased production of transforming growth factor-beta 2 from cultured human retinal pigment epithelial cells by photocoagulation.},
  author={Masaki Matsumoto and Nagahisa Yoshimura and Y. Hasegawa Honda},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={1994},
  volume={35 13},
  pages={4245-52}
}
PURPOSE To examine whether laser photocoagulation increased production of growth factors and cytokines, especially transforming growth factor-beta 2 (TGF-beta 2), by cultured human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. METHODS Dot blot analysis was performed to identify the changes using the conditioned medium of cultured human RPE cells with or without laser photocoagulation. The following growth factors and cytokines were examined: TGF-beta 1, TGF-beta 2, platelet-derived growth factor-BB… CONTINUE READING