Journal article

Characterization of the transcriptional and functional effects of fibroblast growth factor-1 on human preadipocyte differentiation

Felicity S Newell, Hua Su, Hans Tornqvist, Jonathan P Whitehead, Johannes B Prins, Louise J Hutley

FASEB JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2006


We recently established that fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-1 promotes adipogenesis of primary human preadipocytes (phPA). In the current report, we have characterized the adipogenic effects of FGF-1 in phPA and also in a human PA strain derived from an individual with Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS PA), which exhibit an intrinsic capacity to differentiate with high efficiency. In further studies, we compared these models with the well-characterized murine 3T3-L1 preadipocyte cell line (3T3-L1 PA). FGF-1 up-regulated the adipogenic program in phPA, with increased expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma in confluent PA prior to induction of differentiation and inc..

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