The murine cell line SR-4987 was originated in our laboratory from adherent cells of a long term bone marrow culture. SR-4987 cells do not express p21-ras and c-fms products on membrane whereas secrete M-CSF, evidence a fibroblast-like morphology and are vimentine positive. This line shows a very poor "in vitro" agar clonogenicity which is not modulated by the addition of different cytokines and growth factors (M-CSF, GM-CSF, G-CSF, IL-3, IL-7, alpha-TNF, PDGF, and EGF). On the contrary, a dramatic increase in clonogenicity is observed in the presence of bFGF. The RT-PCR investigation evidences the mRNA encoding for bFGF, IL-7, GM-CSF, and SCF (c-kit ligand). The analysis of CD antigen expression on SR-4987 cell membrane indicates a phenotype (CD5+, CD44+, 45R(B220)+, sIg+, 5'-nucleotidase+) that is consistent with a B cell feature. Our observations suggest that exogenous bFGF might represent an appropriate stimulus for inducing the SR-4987 cells proliferation also in the absence of cell-substrate anchorage. Further, they indicate that SR-4987 cells could represent a particular differentiation stage in which characters of "stromal cell" and "B cell" are coexpressed in agreement with the hypothesis of a common stromal-hematopoietic differentiation.
|Titolo:||Expression of B cell markers on SR-4987 cells derived from murine bone marrow stroma|
|Autori interni:||PESSINA, AUGUSTO|
|Parole Chiave:||B cell markers; Bone marrow stromal cells; Cellular differentiation antigens; SR-4987 cells|
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-1997|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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