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J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2004; 14(2): 379-384

Published online April 28, 2004

Copyright © The Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Effect of Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 on Migration and Proteinases Secretion of Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells

Oh In Suk and Hwan Gyu Kim *

Division of Biological Sciences Institute for Molecular Biology & Genetics Chonbuk National University Chonju Chonbuk 561-756 Republic of Korea

Abstract

Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) is known to modulate numerous cellular functions in various cell types, including cell proliferation, differentiation, survival, adhesion, migration, and motility, and also in processes such as wound healing, angiogenesis, and vasculogenesis. FGF-2 regulates the expression of several molecules thought to mediate critical steps during angiogenesis. This study examines the mechanisms underlying FGF-2-induced cell migration, using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). FGF-2 induced the nondirectional and directional migration of endothelial cells, which are inhibited by MMPs and plasmin inhibitors, and induced the secretion of matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP3) and MMP-9, but not MMP-l and MMP-2. FGF-2 also induced the secretion of the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-l (TIMP-I), but not of TIMP- 2. Also, the pan-PKC inhibitor inhibited FGF-2-induced MMP-9 secretion. It is, therefore, suggested that FGF-2 induces the migration of cultured endothelial cells by means of increased MMPs and plasmin secretion. Furthermore, FGF-2 may increase MMP-9 secretion by activating the PKC pathway.

Keywords: FGF-2, migration, HUVECs, MMPs, plasmin