An in vitro model for assessment of the biological activity of hepatocyte growth factor
2007 (English)In: Growth Factors, ISSN 0897-7194, Vol. 25, no 1, 33-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a multifunctional growth factor with potent wound-healing properties that functions in the healing of chronic injuries. However, there may be a loss of HGF activity in certain chronic cases; this might be indicated by the presence of high amounts of HGF in body fluids and by the elevated expression of the HGF receptor in tissue biopsies. In such cases, a reliable means of assessing the activity of endogenous HGF would be valuable in allowing clinicians to decide if treatment with HGF would be useful. In this study, we developed an in vitro wound assay that used a mouse skin epithelial cell line to evaluate the biological activity of HGF. We showed that HGF accelerated the motility of the epithelial cells in a dose-dependent fashion with high sensitivity and specificity. This in vitro assay might be used to determine the activity of both endogenous and recombinant HGF.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 25, no 1, 33-40 p.
Activity, Body fluids, HGF, In vitro, In vivo, Recombinant
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50004DOI: 10.1080/08977190600997200OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50004DiVA: diva2:270900