The effects of age on rabbit MCL fibroblast matrix synthesis in response to TGF-beta 1 or EGF.

In this study, we examined the effects of age on collagen and total protein synthesis by ligament fibroblasts in response to growth factors. Three different doses of transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta 1) or epidermal growth factor (EGF) were individually added to in vitro fibroblast cultures from the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of skeletally… CONTINUE READING