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Articles by M. L Kelly
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  Y Wang , B. R Weil , J. L Herrmann , A. M Abarbanell , J Tan , T. A Markel , M. L Kelly and D. R. Meldrum
 

Human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a potent source of growth factors, which are partly responsible for their beneficial paracrine effects. We reported previously that transforming growth factor- (TGF-), a putative mediator of wound healing and the injury response, increases the release of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), augments tumor necrosis factor- (TNF-)-stimulated VEGF production, and activates mitogen-activated protein kinases and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI-3K) pathway in human MSCs. The experiments described in this report indicate that TGF- increases MSC-derived hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) production. TGF--stimulated HGF production was abolished by inhibition of MEK, p38, PI-3K, or by small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting TNF receptor 2 (TNFR2), but was not attenuated by siRNA targeting TNF receptor 1 (TNFR1). Ablation of TNFR1 significantly increased basal and stimulated HGF. A potent synergy between TGF- and TNF- was noted in MSC HGF production. This synergistic effect was abolished by MEK, P38, PI-3K inhibition, or by ablation of both TNF receptors using siRNA. We conclude that 1) novel cross talk occurs between tumor necrosis factor receptor and TGF-/epidermal growth factor receptor in stimulating MSC HGF production; 2) this cross talk is mediated, at least partially, via activation of MEK, p38, and PI-3K; 3) TGF- stimulates MSCs to produce HGF by MEK, p38, PI-3K, and TNFR2-dependent mechanisms; and 4) TNFR1 acts to decrease basal TGF- and TNF--stimulated HGF.

 
 
 
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