Journal article

Light-microscopic immunolocalization of fibroblast growth factor-1 and -2 in adult rat kidney

J Cauchi, D Alcorn, B Cancilla, B Key, JL Berka, V Nurcombe, GB Ryan, JF Bertram

CELL AND TISSUE RESEARCH | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1996

Abstract

The fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) are a family of conserved polypeptides known to regulate cell differentiation and proliferation. We have used avidin-biotin-enhanced indirect immunohistochemistry to localize FGF-1 and FGF-2 in the rat kidney. The most consistent specific immunostaining pattern is found in paraffin sections from kidneys perfusion-fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde in 0.1 M phosphate buffer. Intracellular immunoreactivity for FGF-1 and FGF-2 is co-localized in visceral (podocytes) and parietal (Bowman's capsule) glomerular epithelial cells, S3 segments of proximal tubules, distal tubules and collecting ducts in the cortex, and thick ascending limbs and collecting ducts in the ..

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