Basic fibroblast growth factor-induced prostaglandin production and its intracellular mechanisms in cultured bovine luteal cells

Yoshihisa Uenoyama, Shuko Murakami, Dieter Schams, Kiyoshi Okuda

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Abstract

The effect of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on the production of prostaglandin (PG) F and PGE2, and the intracellular mechanisms of its action, were investigated in cultured bovine mid-luteal cells (days 8-12 of the estrous cycle). The cells were cultured for 24 h and then exposed to varying concentrations of bovine recombinant bFGF (rbFGF, 1-100 ng/ml) for a further 24 h. A 24-h stimulation with the highest concentration of rbFGF resulted in increases in both PGF and PGE2 production by mid-luteal cells (P<0.05). Both U-73122 (an inhibitor of phospholipase (PL) C, 10-6 M) and anthranilic acid (ACA; an inhibitor of PLA2, 10-6 M) inhibited the rbFGF-induced PGF and PGE2 production (P<0.05). Moreover, following down-regulation of protein kinase C with a tumor-promoting phorbol ester, phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA, 10-6 M), the stimulatory effect of rbFGF was no longer evident. These results suggest that locally produced bFGF may play a role as one of the autocrine and/or paracrine stimulators of the production of PGs in bovine corpus luteum, and the stimulatory effect of bFGF on the production of PGs is mediated via the PLC-PKC-PLA2 pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-99
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Reproduction and Development
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Basic fibroblast growth factor
  • Corpus luteum
  • Cow
  • Phospholipases
  • Prostaglandins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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