Identification of PDGF receptors on human megakaryocytes and megakaryocytic cell lines

The Centre for Thrombosis and Vascular Research, School of Pathology, The University of New South Wales and Department of Haematology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Thrombosis and Haemostasis (Impact Factor: 4.98). 09/1997; 78(2):892-6.
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Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is a potent chemotactic and mitogenic factor implicated to play important roles in a variety of normal and pathophysiologic settings. We investigated PDGF receptor expression on human megakaryocytes and several megakaryocytic cell lines (CHRF, DAMI, Meg-01, M-07e) using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), flow cytometry and immunocytochemical staining. Both PDGF receptor subtypes were identified on CHRF, DAMI, and Meg-01 cells by ELISA; PDGF beta-receptor levels exceeded alpha-receptor levels. Flow cytometry revealed that beta-receptor levels on CHRF and DAMI cells exceeded those on Meg-01 cells, and that M-07e expressed neither receptor. Immunocytochemical staining confirmed these findings and determined that bone marrow megakaryocytes also expressed PDGF receptors. Exposure of megakaryocytes to PDGF-BB dramatically induced the expression of the immediate-early gene, c-fos, within 30 min. Moreover, PDGF-BB significantly stimulated CHRF proliferation and colony formation. The present study demonstrates the presence of functional PDGF receptors on human megakaryocytes and their ability to mediate a mitogenic response.

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    • "K562 cells were cultured in IMDM with 10% FCS as control cells. All cells were maintained with penicillin G (100 U/ml) and streptomycin (50 mg/ml) at 378C in 5% CO 2 and air in a humidified incubator (Yang et al, 1997). Primary megakaryocytic cells. "
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    • "This family also encompasses macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) receptor, stem cell factor (SCF) receptor and flk-2/flt3 (Lu et al, 2000). PDGF receptors are expressed on fibroblasts (Heldin et al, 1988), smooth muscle cells (Jin et al, 1990), T cells (Daynes et al, 1991), early B-lineage precursor cells (Tsai et al, 1994), myeloid cells (Alimandi et al, 1997), macrophages (Yan et al, 1993), platelets and megakaryocytes (Vassbotn et al, 1994; Yang et al, 1997). PDGF and its receptors play important roles in embryogenesis, as knock-out mice develop severe defects in major organs, including the kidney, lung, heart and central nervous system (Betsholtz & Raines, 1997; Heldin & Westermark, 1999; Kaminski et al, 2001). "
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    • "Its' ligand, PDGF AB or BB, is a potent stimulant of mesenchymal cell proliferation and migration, and plays a fundamental role in wound healing (Heldin & Westermark, 1999; Li et al, 2000). PDGFRb, however, has also been identified on a variety of haematopoietic cells, including B and T lymphocytes (Goustin et al, 1990; Tsai et al, 1994), NK cells (Gersuk et al, 1991), cultured monocytes (Inaba et al, 1993), HL60 myelomonocytic cells (Pantazis et al, 1990), platelets and megakaryocytes (Yang et al, 1997). Despite these observations, it is unclear whether PDGF directly affects haematopoietic function or indirectly stimulates haematopoietic precursors through the release of growth and differentiation factors from stromal cells (Kaminski et al, 2001). "

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