Journal article

Estradiol regulation of insulin-like growth factor-I expression in osteoblastic cells: evidence for transcriptional control.

M Ernst, GA Rodan

Endocrinology | Published : 1991


Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) has anabolic effects on skeletal tissues, acting as both a systemic hormone and an autocrine/paracrine regulator of cellular function. We have previously reported that estradiol (E2) stimulation of rat osteoblast proliferation in vitro was inhibited by IGF-I antibodies. We show here that E2, similar to IGF-I, also increases alpha 1(I) procollagen mRNA levels in primary cultures of rat calvarial osteoblasts. The E2 effect on collagen mRNA lags behind that produced by recombinant IGF-I by about 12 h and was also abolished in the presence of cycloheximide or by the addition of antibodies against IGF-I. Furthermore, 17 beta E2 induced a 2- to 2.5-fold elevati..

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