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Title: Ontogeny of basic fibroblast growth factor binding sites in mouse ocular tissues

Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) binding to ocular tissues has been studied by autoradiographical and biochemical approaches directly performed on sections during mouse embryonic and postnatal development. Frozen sections of embryos (9 to 18 days), newborns, and adults (1 day to 6 months) were incubated with iodinated bFGF. One specific FGF binding site (KD = 2.5 nM) is colocalized with heparan sulfate proteoglycans of the basement membranes and is heparitinase sensitive. It first appears at Day 9 around the neural tube, the optic vesicles, and below the head ectoderm and by Day 14 of embryonic development is found in all basement membranes of the eye. At Day 16, very intensely labeled patches appear, corresponding to mast cells which have been characterized by metachromatic staining of their heparin-rich granulations with toluidine blue. In addition to the latter binding, we have also observed a general diffuse distribution of silver grains on all tissues and preferentially in the ecto- and neuroectodermic tissues. From Days 17-18, there is heterogeneous labeling inside the retina, localized in the pigmented epithelium and in three different layers colocalized with the inner and outer plexiform layers and with the inner segments of the photoreceptors. This binding is heparitinase resistantmore » but N-glycanase sensitive and may represent a second specific binding site corresponding to cellular FGF receptors (KD = 280 pM). Both types of binding patterns observed suggest a significant role for bFGF in eye development and physiology.« less
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  1. (INSERM U. 118, Paris (France))
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OSTI Identifier:
7045542
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Experimental Cell Research; (USA); Journal Volume: 188:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; EYES; ONTOGENESIS; GROWTH FACTORS; RECEPTORS; BIOLOGICAL LOCALIZATION; AUTORADIOGRAPHY; BIOCHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; EPITHELIUM; FIBROBLASTS; HISTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES; HYDROLASES; IODINE ISOTOPES; MEMBRANE PROTEINS; MICE; ANIMAL CELLS; ANIMAL TISSUES; ANIMALS; BODY; BODY AREAS; CONNECTIVE TISSUE CELLS; ENZYMES; FACE; HEAD; ISOTOPES; KINETICS; MAMMALS; MITOGENS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANS; PROTEINS; REACTION KINETICS; RODENTS; SENSE ORGANS; SOMATIC CELLS; TISSUES; VERTEBRATES 550201* -- Biochemistry-- Tracer Techniques