Heparin, heparan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate were evaluated for their possible role on proliferation and differentiation of hematological precursor cells from cord blood. For these purposes, different concentrations of glycosaminoglycans were added to methyl-cellulose in colony assay performed with human cord blood derived cells. A volume of 10 microg/ml heparin induces a significant increase of both granulocyte-monocyte and granulocyte colonies, and a decrease of erythroid-colonies, more evident in the presence of 100 microg/ml. Heparan sulfate-treatment induces a significant increase of all granulocyte-monocyte colonies derived from CFU-granulocyte-monocyte, CFU-granulocyte and CFU-monocyte precursors. A significant decrease of multipotent cells was also observed. On the other hand, chondroitin sulfate induces an increase of granulocyte-colonies and a decrease of erythroid-colonies. Glycosaminoglycans with different structure may be useful to increase the number of specific colonies. The selective and differential binding of glycosaminoglycans with several growth factors and the regulation of their activities is discussed.
|Anno di pubblicazione:||1999|
|Titolo:||Differential activity of glycosaminoglycans on colony-forming cells from cord blood. Preliminary results|
|Autori:||Conte A; Da Prato I; Petrini M; Testi R; Valentini P; Volpi N|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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