K- sam bek, N- sam flg and FGFR3 sam3 establish gene family of the receptors for heparin-binding growth factors (HBGFs) or FGFs. These mRNAs were detected in human leukemia cells, CMK, K562 and HEL, which have megakaryocytic phenotype or the potency to differentiate into megakaryocytic lineage. In CMK cells N- sam flg transcript level was enhanced by the culture with 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA). cDNA-polymerase chain reaction identified K- sam bek mRNA in human platelets, suggesting the involvement of HBGFs in megakaryocytopoiesis and functions of platelets.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1992 Feb 28|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology