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Type: Journal article
Title: Cytokine regulation of syndecan-1 and -2 gene expression in human periodontal fibroblasts and osteoblasts
Author: Worapamorn, W.
Tam, S.
Li, H.
Haase, H.
Bartold, P.
Citation: Journal of Periodontal Research, 2002; 37(4):273-278
Publisher: Munksgaard Int Publ Ltd
Issue Date: 2002
ISSN: 0022-3484
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Worapamorn W; Tam SP; Li H; Haase HR; Bartold PM
Abstract: Cell-surface proteoglycans participate in several biological functions including interactions with a variety of growth factors and cytokines. Regulation of syndecan-1 and -2 gene expression was investigated in human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLF), osteoblasts (OB) and gingival fibroblasts (GF), in response to platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF-BB), transforming growth factor (TGF-beta 1), and interleukin (IL-1 beta) by Northern blot analyses. We also compared the effect of PDGF-BB and TGF-beta 1, separately and in combination, in the prolonged presence of IL-1 beta on the expression of both syndecan genes. The results demonstrated that the three cell lines regulated the expression of syndecan-1 and -2 in response to growth factors and cytokines in different manners. These cell lines increased syndecan-1 mRNA levels in response to either PDGF-BB or TGF-beta 1 and decreased levels in response to IL-1 beta. The effect of IL-1 beta on syndecan-1 mRNA synthesis was partially reversed after adding PDGF-BB and TGF-beta 1, separately or in combination, in the presence of IL-1 beta. In contrast, syndecan-2 mRNA level was markedly upregulated in response to either TGF-beta 1 or IL-1 beta in OB when compared with the other two cell lines. However, the stimulatory effect of TGF-beta 1 on syndecan-2 mRNA production in OB was abolished in the prolonged presence of IL-1 beta. These findings lend support to the notion that syndecan-1 and syndecan-2 have distinct functions which correlate with their source and functions within the periodontium.
Keywords: Alveolar Process
Periodontal Ligament
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor
Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-sis
Transforming Growth Factor beta
Membrane Glycoproteins
RNA, Messenger
Blotting, Northern
Cell Culture Techniques
Gene Expression Regulation
Transforming Growth Factor beta1
Statistics as Topic
Description: Copyright © 2002 Blackwell Munksgaard The definitive version is available at
DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0765.2002.01610
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