Research Article| Volume 7, ISSUE 3, P210-216, June 1994

Activation of fibroblast proliferation by Werner's syndrome fibroblast-conditioned medium

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      The effects of Werner's syndrome (WS) fibroblast-conditioned medium on cell proliferation and collagen production of normal fibroblasts were studied using four WS fibroblast strains. The conditioned medium from the WS fibroblasts brought about activation of normal fibroblast proliferation, whereas, that from late passage normal fibroblasts and fibroblasts from aged donors' skin did not. Collagen and non-collagenous protein synthesis in normal fibroblasts were increased by the addition of conditioned medium from the WS fibroblasts, but the relative rates of collagen synthesis and non-collagenous protein synthesis were unaltered. These results suggest that activation of fibroblast proliferation by conditioned medium is one of the characteristics of WS fibroblasts.



      DMEM (Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium), FBS (fetal bovine serum), PBS (phosphate-buffered saline), PDL (population doubling level), WS (Werner's syndrome)
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