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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-2873

Warstat, K; Pap, T; Klein, G; Gay, S; Aicher, W K (2008). Co-activation of synovial fibroblasts by laminin-111 and transforming growth factor-beta induces expression of matrix metalloproteinases 3 and 10 independently of nuclear factor-{kappa}B. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 67(4):559-62.

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We showed previously that the attachment of synovial fibroblasts to laminin (LM)-111 in the presence of transforming growth factor-beta induces significant expression of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-3. Here we go on to investigate the regulation of additional MMPs and their specific tissue inhibitors of matrix proteases (TIMPs). Changes in steady-state mRNA levels encoding TIMPs and MMPs were investigated by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Production of MMPs was monitored by a multiplexed immunoarray. Signal transduction pathways were studied by immunoblotting. Attachment of synovial fibroblasts to LM-111 in the presence of transforming growth factor-beta induced significant increases in MMP-3 mRNA (12.35-fold, p < 0.001) and protein (mean 62 ng/ml, sixfold, p < 0.008) and in expression of MMP-10 mRNA (11.68-fold, p < 0.05) and protein (54 ng/ml, 20-fold, p > or = 0.02). All other TIMPs and MMPs investigated failed to show this LM-111-facilitated transforming growth factor-beta response. No phosphorylation of nuclear factor-kappaB was observed. We conclude that co-stimulation of synovial fibroblasts by LM-111 together with transforming growth factor-beta suffices to induce significant expression of MMP-3 and MMP-10 by synovial fibroblasts and that this induction is independent of nuclear factor-kappaB phosphorylation.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Rheumatology Clinic and Institute of Physical Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:05 Aug 2008 09:37
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:25
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
Publisher DOI:10.1136/ard.2007.073809
PubMed ID:17720720

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