Fibroblast Growth Factors  Biology And Clinical Application   Fgf Biology And Therapeutics Book

Fibroblast Growth Factors Biology And Clinical Application Fgf Biology And Therapeutics

  • Author : Simons Michael
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2016-12-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813143388

Fibroblast Growth Factors Biology And Clinical Application Fgf Biology And Therapeutics Book Description :

The fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family of ligands and the corresponding family of FGF receptor tyrosine kinases comprise one of the most versatile and diverse growth factor signaling families in vertebrates, found virtually in every tissue and cell type where they regulate metabolic and physiologic function, maintain tissue homeostasis, and mediate injury response, tissue repair, and regeneration. As a result, FGFs play critical roles in a wide variety of normal biological and abnormalities in FGF signaling can lead to a variety of disease states from developmental malformations, to atherosclerosis, pulmonary hypertension and cancer among many others. A thorough understanding of this system is necessary for critical insights into both normal and disease biology and is essential to development of rationale therapeutic strategies aimed at treatment of FGF-dependent diseases states. Recent years have seen advances in our understanding of FGFs role in endothelial and, more general, vascular biology, the subject of this book. In particular, FGFs have been implicated in the maintenance of vascular homeostasis and control of blood vessel permeability while aberrant FGF signaling has been shown to be central to the development of pulmonary hypertension, and endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition, a process implicated in the development of atherosclerosis. Finally, FGFs ability to stimulate blood vessel growth has been explored in therapeutic angiogenesis approaches. With this in mind, the present monograph is structured to provide comprehensive information to a reader interested in FGFs in general and vascular biology in particular. To this end, we explore everything from the structure and signaling of FGFs and their receptors (Chapters 1, 2 and 3) to their role in the regulation of vascular homeostasis (Chapter 4) and cardiovascular diseases (Chapters 5 and 6). We then address new developments in FGF therapeutics (chapter 7) and explore FGF biology in the epithelium (Cha

Fibroblast Growth Factors Book

Fibroblast Growth Factors

  • Author : Xiaokun Li
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128161432

Fibroblast Growth Factors Book Description :

Fibroblast Growth Factors presents research and results from the leading global research group on FGF, providing up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the field. The book describes the history, basic research and growth engineering technology involved with FGFs, while also introducing detailed research methods. It comprises eight chapters that detail successes and problems in relation to wound healing of engineered growth factors and considers injury repair and regeneration, non-mitogenic mutants, structure modification, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, development, FGF/FGFR inhibitors, bioengineering, and new drug development. It will serve as a key reference book for researchers working on FGFs. Focuses on the growth engineering aspects of FGF-based drug development and its clinical applications Presents useful information on the history of FGFs, along with basic research and growth engineering technology Provides detailed, practical research methods and results obtained on FGFs Considers the successes and problems in engineering technology Offers up-to-date, comprehensive coverage from the world’s leading research group

The Fibroblast Growth Factor Family Book

The Fibroblast Growth Factor Family

  • Author : Andrew Baird
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Fibroblast growth factors
  • Pages : 515
  • ISBN 10 : 0897666909

The Fibroblast Growth Factor Family Book Description :

Growth Factors Book

Growth Factors

  • Author : C. Bondy
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1996-06-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN 10 : 0080532659

Growth Factors Book Description :

This series provides a variety of different discussions on topics within the field of growth factors and cytokines in health and disease.

Neuronal Growth Factors Book

Neuronal Growth Factors

  • Author : Mark Bothwell
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642757471

Neuronal Growth Factors Book Description :

A host of environmental factors regulate the embryonic development of neurons. In adults, the survival of neurons, the regeneration of damaged axons, and plastic changes in axonal arborization are also controlled by a complex array of environmental cues. An important category of regulatory influences involves target-derived hormone-like peptides act ing on neuronal cell surface receptors. Nerve growth factor (NGF) was the first such factor to be characterized (LEVI MONTALCINI and HAMBURGER 1953) and has served as the model against which all similar factors are compared. A number of factors with properties similar to NGF have been described with activities toward differing populations of neurons. Many of these factors have been characterized only poorly at the biochemical level. However, several factors have been charac terized to the extent that molecular clones are available and complete amino acid sequences are known. These include: three structurally related factors, NGF itself (SCOTT et al. 1983), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) (LEIBROCK et al. 1989), and neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) (MAISONPIERRE et al. 1990; HOHN et al. 1990); ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) (LIN et al. 1989) and a second set of structural homologs; acidic and basic fibroblast growth factors (aFGF, bFGF) (ABRAHAM et al. 1986; JAYE et al. 1986). Investigators have cloned the receptors for NGF (JOHNSON et al. 1986; RADEKE et al. 1987) and FGF (LEE et al. 1989).

Effects of Fibroblast Growth Factor 8 and 18 on Ovine Ovarian Granulosa Cell Function Book

Effects of Fibroblast Growth Factor 8 and 18 on Ovine Ovarian Granulosa Cell Function

  • Author : Fatemeh Amin Marashi
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1035640141

Effects of Fibroblast Growth Factor 8 and 18 on Ovine Ovarian Granulosa Cell Function Book Description :

Fibroblast Growth factors (FGFs) are growth factors which have diverse biological activities including broad mitogenic and cell survival activities. FGFs constitute a large family of 22 distinct polypeptide growth factors varying in size from 17 to 34 kDa and have between 13 to 71% sequence homology. More specifically, FGF8 and FGF18 are both important modulator of granulosa cell functions. FGF8 and FGF18 are homologous factors which possess similar sequence homology, but we hypothesized they may interact to FGFRs differently leading to distinct effects, particularly on granulosa cell growth and induce proliferation following a short period of exposition. This study was performed to investigate the effects of FGF8 and FGF18 on ovine granulosa cells proteome. Ovine ovaries were obtained from adult sheep's irrespective of stage of estrous cycle and were cultured using a standard protocol. Granulosa cells were harvested from follicles then, seeded and cultivated. After, they were exposed to 10 ng/mL of FGF8 or FGF18. Cell proteins were extracted, cysteine bonds were reduced and acetylated and proteins were digested with trypsin. Tryptic peptides were analyzed using a bottom-up proteomic approach, mass spectrometry and a label-free quantitation method. The results obtained revealed following treatment with FGF8 or FGF18 for 30 minutes, an important shift toward upregulation for the entire granulosa cell proteome was measured. Additionally, several proteins, including ATF1, STAT3, MAPK1, MAPK3, MAPK14, PLCG1, PLCG2, PKCA, PIK3CA, RAF1, GAB1 and BAG2 were significantly upregulated (> 1.5-fold; p

FGF Signalling in Vertebrate Development Book

FGF Signalling in Vertebrate Development

  • Author : Mary Elizabeth Pownall
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 75
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615040636

FGF Signalling in Vertebrate Development Book Description :

The fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) represent one of the relatively few families of extracellular signalling peptides that have been shown in recent decades to be key regulators of metazoan development. FGFs are required for multiple processes in both protostome and deuterostome groups. Given the wide range of regulatory roles attributed to the FGFs, it is perhaps not surprising that misregulation of this signalling pathway has been implicated in a number of human disease conditions. The focus of the present review is to look at the fundamental components of the FGF pathway and illustrate how this highly conserved regulatory cassette has been deployed to regulate multiple, diverse processes during vertebrate development. This review will explore examples from several vertebrate model organisms and include discussions of the role of FGF signalling in regulating the establishment of the mesoderm, neural patterning, morphogenesis, myogenesis, limb development, and the establishment of right-left asymmetry. This volume is a printed version of a work that appears in the Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences. Colloquium titles cover all of cell and molecular biology and biomedicine, including the neurosciences, from the advanced undergraduate and graduate level up to the post-graduate and practicing researcher level. They offer concise, original presentations of important research and development topics, published quickly, in digital and print formats. For more information, visit

Growth Factors and Their Receptors in Cell Differentiation  Cancer and Cancer Therapy Book

Growth Factors and Their Receptors in Cell Differentiation Cancer and Cancer Therapy

  • Author : G V Sherbet
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123878205

Growth Factors and Their Receptors in Cell Differentiation Cancer and Cancer Therapy Book Description :

Recent years have seen a considerable emphasis on growth factors and the elucidation of their mode of function, which has led to the recognition that growth factors, their receptors as well as downstream elements of signalling associated with their function might be potential targets in therapeutic management of human diseases. Humanised monoclonal antibodies raised against growth factor receptors have proved to be valuable for targeted cancer treatment and in patient management. This book reviews the latest developments providing insights into the signalling processes involved in morphogenesis and pathogenesis with emphasis on using the elements of the signalling cascades as targets for therapeutic deployment. Provides a fundamental understanding of the basic functions of growth factors and their receptors, describing how they are linked in biological processes Aids the development of therapeutic treatments for cancer Focuses on the interrelationships and convergence of growth factors and their receptors in development and pathogenesis and encourages greater cooperation and integration in the areas of developmental, cancer and cancer therapeutic research

Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1 and Related Ligands in Small Cell Lung Cancer Book

Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1 and Related Ligands in Small Cell Lung Cancer

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1051776791

Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1 and Related Ligands in Small Cell Lung Cancer Book Description :

Abstract Introduction: Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for 15% of all lung cancers and has been understudied for novel therapies. Signaling through fibroblast growth factors (FGF2, FGF9) and their high-affinity receptor has recently emerged as a contributing factor in the pathogenesis and progression of non–small-cell lung cancer. In this study, we evaluated fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) and ligand expression in primary SCLC samples. Methods: FGFR1 protein expression, messenger RNA (mRNA) levels, and gene copy number were determined by immunohistochemistry (IHC), mRNA in situ hybridization, and silver in situ hybridization, respectively, in primary tumors from 90 patients with SCLC. Protein and mRNA expression of the FGF2 and FGF9 ligands were determined by IHC and mRNA in situ hybridization, respectively. In addition, a second cohort of 24 SCLC biopsy samples with known FGFR1 amplification by fluorescence in situ hybridization was assessed for FGFR1 protein expression by IHC. Spearman correlation analysis was performed to evaluate associations of FGFR1, FGF2 and FGF9 protein levels, respective mRNA levels, and FGFR1 gene copy number. Results: FGFR1 protein expression by IHC demonstrated a significant correlation with FGFR1 mRNA levels (p

Handbook of Growth Factors Book

Handbook of Growth Factors

  • Author : Enrique Pimentel
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1994-06-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0849325056

Handbook of Growth Factors Book Description :

Volume I of this book provides a comprehensive discussion of the factors involved in regulation of the cell cycle, the general biological properties of growth factors, and the receptor and postreceptor mechanisms of action of these signaling agents. It evaluates the possible role of growth factors in the regulation of proto-oncogene and tumor suppressor gene expression, and the development of neoplastic processes is discussed in detail.

Biology and Engineering of Stem Cell Niches Book

Biology and Engineering of Stem Cell Niches

  • Author : Ajaykumar Vishwakarma
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 642
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128027561

Biology and Engineering of Stem Cell Niches Book Description :

Biology and Engineering of Stem Cell Niches covers a wide spectrum of research and current knowledge on embryonic and adult stem cell niches, focusing on the understanding of stem cell niche molecules and signaling mechanisms, including cell-cell/cell-matrix interactions. The book comprehensively reviews factors regulating stem cell behavior and the corresponding approaches for understanding the subsequent effect of providing the proper matrix molecules, mechanical cues, and/or chemical cues. It encompasses a variety of tools and techniques for developing biomaterials-based methods to model synthetic stem cell niches in vivo, or to enhance and direct stem cell fate in vitro. A final section of the book discusses stem cell niche bioengineering strategies and current advances in each tissue type. Includes the importance of Cell-Cell and Cell Matrix Interactions in each specific tissue and system Authored and edited by authorities in this emerging and multidisciplinary field Includes valuable links to 5-10 minute YouTube© author videos that describe main points

Peptide Growth Factors and Their Receptors I Book

Peptide Growth Factors and Their Receptors I

  • Author : Michael B. Sporn
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 794
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642492952

Peptide Growth Factors and Their Receptors I Book Description :

This two-volume treatise, the collected effort of more than 50 authors, represents the first comprehensive survey of the chemistry and biology of the set of molecules known as peptide growth factors. Although there have been many symposia on this topic, and numerous publications of reviews dealing with selected subsets of growth factors, the entire field has never been covered in a single treatise. It is essential to do this at the present time, as the number of journal articles on peptide growth factors now makes it almost impossible for anyone person to stay informed on this subject by reading the primary literature. At the same time it is becoming increasingly apparent that these substances are of universal importance in biology and medicine and that the original classification of these molecules, based on the laboratory setting of their discovery, as "growth factors," "lymphokines," "cytokines," or "colony stimulating factors," was quite artifactual; they are in fact the basis of a com mon language for intercellular communication. As a set they affect essentially every cell in the body, and in this regard they provide the basis to develop a unified science of cell biology, germane to all of biomedical research. This treatise is divided into four main sections. After three introductory chapters, its principal focus is the detailed description of each of the major peptide growth factors in 26 individual chapters.

Growth Factors and the Cardiovascular System Book

Growth Factors and the Cardiovascular System

  • Author : P. Cummins
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461530985

Growth Factors and the Cardiovascular System Book Description :

Nature is totally amoral! There are at least 3-4 million people in France alone who suffer from arterial hypertension, and whose cardiovascular system is submitted day and night to both a haemodynamic and hormonal stress. In all cases, the vasculature hypertrophies as does the myocardium. This growth process is obviously mainly detrimental at the outset since it lowers compliance of the arteries and makes them stiffer. In contrast, myocardial hypertrophy is initially beneficial since the growth process multiplies the number of contractile units and by so doing improves external work. In addition, according to Starling's law, wall stress is lowered. Growth factors playa major role in this amoral process as a trigger for hypertrophy at the vascular level, and very likely at the level of the myocardium. Another major point of interest is the role of growth factors as determinants of restenosis after angioplasty and also of atherogenesis. Several chapters in this book are directly or indirectly concerned with this problem which is far from being purely academic since several groups are currently trying to control these processes by gene transfer. Certainly, one of the major clinical questions arising from such studies is why restenosis is not more frequent in clinical practice. After de-endotheliazation, the biologist would predict on the basis of recent studies on growth factors, and in contrast with current clinical opinion, that hypertrophy would occur in all cases with more or less complete restenosis.

Malignant Cell Secretion Book

Malignant Cell Secretion

  • Author : Velibor Krsmanovic
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000012958

Malignant Cell Secretion Book Description :

First Published in 1990, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide into the nature of cells. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, pictures, and references this book serves as a useful reference for Students of Medicine, Microbiology, and other practitioners in their respective fields.

Engineering the Structure of the Human Acidic Fibroblast Growth Factor to Enhance Its Stability and Cell Proliferation Activity Book

Engineering the Structure of the Human Acidic Fibroblast Growth Factor to Enhance Its Stability and Cell Proliferation Activity

  • Author : Julie B. Davis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Growth factors
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1089397768

Engineering the Structure of the Human Acidic Fibroblast Growth Factor to Enhance Its Stability and Cell Proliferation Activity Book Description :

Human acidic fibroblast growth factor (hFGF1) is a protein well known for its role in cell growth and differentiation. To elicit these cell-signaling processes, hFGF1 non-selectively binds to any one of the seven cell surface hFGF receptor isoforms. Due to its significant involvement in tissue repair activity, hFGF1 is a prime candidate for novel wound healing therapeutics. However, one drawback toward its use as a novel wound healing therapeutic is the poor inherent thermal stability of hFGF1, as it has been found to unfold near physiological temperature. The cause of this instability is strong electrostatic repulsion created by a dense cluster of positively charged amino acids near the c-terminus. This instability leads to proteolytic degradation of the unfolded protein, which severely limits the bioavailability of hFGF1. To counteract this instability, hFGF1 binds with high affinity to the heavily sulfated glycosaminoglycan, heparin, which eliminates the charge-charge repulsion via electrostatic interactions with the positively charged residues near the c-terminus in the region known as the heparin-binding pocket. However, recently several disadvantages have been acknowledged with the use of heparin in hFGF1 wound-healing therapeutics. Thus, to address these issues, we have genetically engineered several rationally designed point mutations within and near by the heparin-binding region of hFGF1 to modulate the heparin-binding affinity and to increase the thermal stability and cell proliferation activity of the protein. Study of each mutation is performed with biophysical experiments as well as molecular dynamics simulations (which are found as supplementary files)