Growing evidence shows that, in vivo, the precursor of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), proNGF, displays biological activities different from those of its mature NGF counterpart, mediated by distinct, and somewhat complementary, receptor binding properties. NGF and proNGF induce distinct transcriptional signatures in target cells, highlighting their different bioactivities. In vivo, proNGF and mature NGF coexist. It was proposed that the relative proNGF/NGF ratio is important for their biological outcomes, especially in pathological conditions, since proNGF, the principal form of NGF in Central Nervous System (CNS), is increased in Alzheimer's disease brains. These observations raise a relevant question: does proNGF, in the presence of NGF, influence the NGF transcriptional response and viceversa? In order to understand the specific proNGF effect on NGF activity, depending on the relative proNGF/NGF concentration, we investigated whether proNGF affects the pattern of well-known NGF-regulated mRNAs.
|Titolo:||proNGF/NGF mixtures induce gene expression changes in PC12 cells that neither singly produces|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Parole Chiave:||Animals; Neoplasm Proteins; Nerve Growth Factor; PC12 Cells; Protein Precursors; Rats; Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2202-15-48|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|