Journal article

Expression of fibroblast growth factors and their receptors in rat glomeruli

MD Ford, J Cauchi, U Greferath, JF Bertram

KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 1997

Abstract

Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) regulate cell proliferation and differentiation, and are also important regulators of extracellular matrix. They are among the most potent angiogenic factors known. Evidence suggests the FGFs play a role in glomerular development and pathology. The aim of the present study was to determine whether FGF-1 (acidic FGF) and FGF-2 (basic FGF) and their receptors (FGFRs) were expressed in normal adult rat glomeruli, using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry. For RT-PCR studies, the kidneys of 200 g female Sprague-Dawley rats were perfused with buffer and glomeruli isolated using conventional sieving techniques followed ..

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