The effects of tranilast on DNA synthesis and cell proliferation in cultured rat mesangial cells, treated with platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), were investigated. Tranilast significantly inhibited PDGF-stimulated DNA synthesis and cell proliferation in a dose-dependent manner. In the absence of PDGF, it also enhanced cytokine-induced nitric oxide (NO) production. PDGF significantly inhibited cytokine-induced NO production, but tranilast completely abolished this inhibitory effect of PDGF. These results show that tranilast inhibits PDGF-induced proliferation of mesangial cells under both normal and inflammatory conditions.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Journal of Pharmacology: Molecular Pharmacology|
|Publication status||Published - 1995 Nov 30|
- Mesangial cell
- Nitric oxide (NO)
- PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor)
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