Human endometrial adenocarcinoma HEC-1-A and HEC-1-B cells produce and secrete the urokinase-type plasminogen activator and trace amounts of the tissue-type plasminogen activator. The two clones, which originate from the same tumor, possess high affinity binding sites for basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and they respond to the addition of human recombinant bFGF with an increase of the synthesis and secretion of urokinase-type and tissue-type plasminogen activators and with an increase in cell proliferation. Transforming growth factor beta, (TGF beta), when added alone or 6 h before bFGF, induces an increase of plasminogen activator synthesis in both cell lines and stimulates the production of the endothelial cell-type plasminogen activator inhibitor in HEC-1-A cells, but not in HEC-1-B cells. Moreover, TGF beta inhibits basal proliferation of both cell lines and suppresses the mitogenic activity of bFGF. We have previously demonstrated that HEC-1-A and HEC-1-B cells produce significant amounts of bFGF. On the basis of the well-established coordinate modulation of solid tumor growth and plasminogen activator production, our data suggest that bFGF may contribute, in an autocrine fashion, to the development of endometrial carcinomas. Moreover, endometrial tumor cells appear also to be a target for TGF beta. Our results demonstrate also that significant qualitative and quantitative differences in the response to growth factors exist in clones derived from the same tumor, and support the view that the properties of in vivo tumors cannot be extrapolated from results obtained with a single isolate of tumor cells.
|Titolo:||Modulation of plasminogen activator activity in human endometrial adenocarcinoma cells by basic fibroblast growth factor and transforming growth factor beta|
|Autori interni:||MAIER, JEANETTE ANNE MARIE (Secondo)|
|Parole Chiave:||Tumor Cells, Cultured; Plasminogen Activators; Humans; Transforming Growth Factors; Uterine Neoplasms; Glycoproteins; Adenocarcinoma; Plasminogen Inactivators; Fibroblast Growth Factors; Female; Cell Division|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/04 - Patologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||15-nov-1988|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|