Display Settings:


Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Blood. 1991 Mar 15;77(6):1256-62.

Mechanism for diminished tissue factor expression by endothelial cells cultured with heparin binding growth factor-1 and heparin.

Author information

  • 1Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla.


We have extended our earlier observation that growing primary cultures of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) with heparin binding growth factor 1 (HBGF-1) 20 micrograms/mL and heparin 12 U/mL inhibits expression of tissue factor (TF) activity on HUVC monolayers perturbed with thrombin. TF activity was measured as the ability of monolayers or cell lysates to support FVIIa-catalyzed activation peptide release from 3H-FX. TF antigen in HUVEC extracts was measured in an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that uses a double-antibody sandwich technique with rabbit and goat antibodies to human TF. TF-mRNA was measured by Northern blot hybridization with a 32P-TF cDNA probe. Cells growth with HBGF-1/heparin had both decreased surface and total TF activity as compared with HUVEC from the same endothelial cell pool grown without HBGF-1/heparin. Means +/- SD for TF antigen for four primary cultures were 4.4 +/- 0.9 ng/10(6) cells without HBGF-1/heparin and 0.6 +/- 0.3 ng/10(6) cells with HBGF-1/heparin. TF mRNA 4 hours after incubation with thrombin of HUVEC grown without HBGF-1/heparin was about sevenfold higher than TF mRNA of HUVEC grown with HBGF-1/heparin. These data establish that growing primary cultures of HUVEC with HBGF-1/heparin impairs their ability to synthesize TF apoprotein after perturbation. This may be part of a generalized response of endothelial cells to HBGF-1/heparin facilitating migration during angiogenesis.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk