We demonstrate that recombinant platelet-derived growth factor B chain homodimer (PDGF-BB) could induce both the chemotactic activity and the DNA synthesis in a normal osteoblast-like cell line (MC3T3-E1). Cell migration toward recombinant human PDGF-BB was observed with the modified Boyden chamber technique. Maximum chemotaxis was exhibited at 25 ng/ml of PDGF-BB. DNA synthesis as indicated by [3H]-thymidine incorporation was also enhanced about 4-fold at 25-100 ng/ml PDGF-BB. Our results suggested that PDGF might be one of the candidates among local coupling factors for bone remodeling.
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|Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
|Published - 29 Mar 1991