EXPRESSION Of fibroblast-growth factor receptors (FGFRs) was studied in human fetal neurones, astrocytes and microglia in culture. Northern blot analysis showed that neurones and microglia expressed the mRNAs for FGFR-1, FGFR-2, FGFR-3, FGFR-4 at different levels, whereas astrocytes expressed only FGFR-1 and FGFR-4 mRNAs. Immunocytochemical localization of FGFR-1 revealed that this receptor was predominantly localized on the axon hillock membrane in neurones, and was associated with the plasma membrane of ameboid, activated microglia and of glial-fibrillar acidic protein positive astrocytes. The expression of various members of the FGFR family in all the cell types investigated implicates FGFs in human brain development and functions.

Differential expression of fibroblast growth factor receptors by human neurones, astrocytes and microglia

BALACI, LENUTA;ENNAS, MARIA GRAZIA;SOGOS, VALERIA;
1994-01-01

Abstract

EXPRESSION Of fibroblast-growth factor receptors (FGFRs) was studied in human fetal neurones, astrocytes and microglia in culture. Northern blot analysis showed that neurones and microglia expressed the mRNAs for FGFR-1, FGFR-2, FGFR-3, FGFR-4 at different levels, whereas astrocytes expressed only FGFR-1 and FGFR-4 mRNAs. Immunocytochemical localization of FGFR-1 revealed that this receptor was predominantly localized on the axon hillock membrane in neurones, and was associated with the plasma membrane of ameboid, activated microglia and of glial-fibrillar acidic protein positive astrocytes. The expression of various members of the FGFR family in all the cell types investigated implicates FGFs in human brain development and functions.
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