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The Potential Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor on the Migration of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

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タイトル: The Potential Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor on the Migration of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells
著者: Okamoto, Toshiya 著作を一覧する
Atsumi, Toshiya 著作を一覧する
Shimizu, Chikara 著作を一覧する
Yoshioka, Narihito 著作を一覧する
Koike, Takao 著作を一覧する
キーワード: MIF
Vascular smooth muscle cells
Migration
Atherosclerosis
発行日: 2008年 3月
出版者: Japan Atherosclerosis Society
誌名: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
巻: 15
号: 1
開始ページ: 13
終了ページ: 19
出版社 DOI: 10.5551/jat.E495
抄録: Aim: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is known as a pro-inflammatory cytokine that regulates a broad spectrum of inflammatory reactions. MIF is expressed in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), and inhibition of the progression of atherosclerosis was observed in MIF-deficient atherosclerotic mice. However, the functional role of MIF in VSMCs has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of MIF on the migration of VSMCs. Methods: Cultured rat A10 cells, derived from rat embryonic aortic smooth muscle cells, were stimulated with oxLDL, and the effect of MIF knockdown on oxLDL-mediated migration of A10 cells was analyzed. Results: Intracellular MIF content was significantly increased and a marked increase of MIF concent-ration was observed in the supernatant of A10 cells treated with oxLDL. The migration of A10 cells was significantly accelerated by the stimulation of recombinant MIF in a dose-dependent manner. Notably, knockdown of intracellular MIF by siRNA abolished oxLDL-induced migration of A10 cells. Conclusion: These findings suggest that MIF acts on the migration of VSMCs in an autocrine and paracrine fashion. MIF appears to be a novel target for the prevention of cardiovascular events.
記述: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
資料タイプ: article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/62835
出現コレクション:雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

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