Journal article

Insutin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IMP-3) tocatizes to and modutates protiferative epidermat keratinocytes in vivo

SR Edmondson, SP Thumiger, P Kaur, B Loh, R Koelmeyer, A Li, JV Silha, LJ Murphy, CJ Wraight, GA Werther

BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The colocalization of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) and IGF-I receptor (IGF-IR) in the basal/germinative layer of the epidermis suggests a key role in modulating epidermal homeostasis. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to clarify both the specific cellular localization and the effect of excess epidermal IGFBP-3 on keratinocyte proliferation. METHODS: (i) Total RNA was isolated from fluorescence-activated cell sorted basal human keratinocyte subtypes [keratinocyte stem cells, transit amplifying keratinocytes (TA), postmitotic differentiating keratinocytes (PMD)], and real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis was used to determine the abundance of IGFBP-3 and IGF-IR ..

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