Co-cultures of human osteosarcoma Takase (OST) cells with various human fibroblasts derived from surgical specimens stimulated production of gelatinase B (92-kDa type-IV collagenase, MMP-9), tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1, and TIMP-2 when compared to cultures of individual cells. The maximum stimulation of gelatinase-B production occurred at a cellular ratio of 1:1. Conditioned media from several fibroblast cultures stimulated OST cells to produce gelatinase B, TIMP-1 and TIMP-2, but not vice versa. Among various recombinant growth factors or cytokines, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α stimulated gelatinase-B production in cultures of OST cells alone, while recombinant basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) stimulated gelatinase-B production in co-cultures of OST cells with skin fibroblasts but not in individual cultures of each cell type. In the co-cultures, gelatinase-B production was inhibited by anti-bFGF monoclonal antibody (MAb), but not by anti-TNF-α MAb. This co-culture-specific stimulation of gelatinase-B production by bFGF was associated with increased expression of the FGF receptor in the co-culture.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Cancer|
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Mar 28|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research