An axial periodic fibrillar arrangement of antigenic determinants for fibronectin and procollagen on ascorbate treated human fibroblasts.
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in Journal of Supramolecular Structure (1980), 13(1), 15-33
Fibronectin and collagens are major constituents of the cell matrix of fibroblasts. Fibronectin is a 220,000 dalton glycoprotein that mediates a variety of adhesive functions of cells examined in vitro ... [more ▼]
Fibronectin and collagens are major constituents of the cell matrix of fibroblasts. Fibronectin is a 220,000 dalton glycoprotein that mediates a variety of adhesive functions of cells examined in vitro. Fibronectin is secreted in a soluble form and interacts with collagen to form extracellular filaments. Fibronectin and procollagen type I were localized using the peroxidase anti-peroxidase method. Under standard culture conditions, fibronectin and procollagen were localized to non-periodic 10 nm extracellular fibrils, the cell membrane and plasma membrane vesicles. Ascorbate treatment of cells leads to a new larger fibril with a diameter of approximately 40 nm. Antibodies to fibronectin and procollagen I react to these native collagen fibrils with an axial periodicity of approximately 70 nm. Fibronectin is clearly associated with native collagen fibrils produced by ascorbate treated cells and there is an asymetric distribution or segregation of fibronectin on these collagen fibrils with a 70 nm axial repeat. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 10 (0 ULg)
Ascorbate-induced fibroblast cell matrix: reaction of antibodies to procollagen I and III and fibronectin in an axial periodic fashion.
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in Progress in Clinical & Biological Research (1980), 41
Fibronectin and procollagen types I and III are constituents of the extracellular matrix of human fibroblasts. Ultrastructural immunocytochemistry using the peroxidase anti-peroxidase method showed ... [more ▼]
Fibronectin and procollagen types I and III are constituents of the extracellular matrix of human fibroblasts. Ultrastructural immunocytochemistry using the peroxidase anti-peroxidase method showed fibronectin and procollagen antibodies reacting in continuous fashion on 10 nm diameter extracellular fibrils on human fibroblasts. Intracellular localization showed an intense accumulation of procollagen within cells cultured under routine conditions. This accumulation appeared almost as if there were a blockade in secretion of procollagen under routine culture conditions. Cells treated with ascorbic acid do not have the dense intracellular accumulation of procollagens seen with the apparent blockade of secretion in cells cultured under routine conditions. Ascorbate treated cells also have a more pronounced extracellular accumulation of matrix fibronectin and procollagen constituents. At the electromicroscopic level a new 40 nm diameter fibril is formed after ascorbic acid treatment of human fibroblasts. Antibody to fibronectin and procollagen I and III are seen binding to the 40 nm diameter fibrils in a periodic or stuttered appearance. The fibronectin and procollagen antibodies react with a 70 nm axial repeat along these 40 nm fibrils formed after ascorbate treatment. These studies suggest that under routine culture conditions "precursor" fibrils of fibronectin and procollagen are formed. Ascorbic acid treatment leads to enhanced matrix formation. Ultrastructural studies clearly show antibodies to fibronectin bind to fibronectin on native collagen fibrils formed by human fibroblasts cultured with ascrobic acid. Lastly there is an asymmetric or 70 nm axial periodic distribution of fibronectin along these definitive or mature collagen fibrils formed after ascorbic acid treatment. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 10 (0 ULg)
Fibronectin presence in native collagen fibrils of human fibroblasts: immunoperoxidase and immunoferritin localization.
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in Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry : Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society (1980), 28(12), 1319-33
Fibronectin is a major constituent of the fibroblast extracellular matrix. Fibronectin binds to collagen, mediates fibroblast adhesion to collagen, and is synthesized and secreted into the medium of ... [more ▼]
Fibronectin is a major constituent of the fibroblast extracellular matrix. Fibronectin binds to collagen, mediates fibroblast adhesion to collagen, and is synthesized and secreted into the medium of cultured fibroblasts. Affinity-purified antibodies to fibronectin and collagen were localized using the peroxidase-antiperoxidase method or with ferritin-coupled secondary antibodies. Using human fibroblasts cultured under routine conditions, fibronectin and procollagen I react in a nonperiodic manner with: 1) approximately 10 nm extracellular fibrils, 2) cell membrane, and 3) membrane-associated vesicles. All fibrils react with both antibodies, suggesting some form of codistribution of fibronectin and collagen in these fibrils. Treatment with ascorbate leads to the development of a larger diameter extracellular fibril, approximately 40 nm in diameter. These large diameter fibrils are clearly collagen fibrils as documented by the procollagen antibody reaction. Importantly, fibronectin is bound to or a constituent of these "native" or cellular made collagen fibrils. Fibronectin and procollagen antibodies localized with the peroxidase-antiperoxidase method have a 70 nm axial repeat of reaction product on ascorbate-treated fibroblasts. Localization of antibodies with ferritin-labeled secondary antibodies is less satisfactory, but supports the basic observations made with the unlabeled antibody enzyme method. This observation rules out any potential criticisms. Although it is more difficult to observe with immunoferritin, there is an indication that antibodies to fibronectin react with an axial periodicity on cellular produced collagen fibrils. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 6 (0 ULg)
Reversal by glucocorticoid hormones of the loss of a fibronectin and probollagen matrix around transformed human cells.
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in Cancer Research (1979), 39(6Pt 1), 2077-83
Confluent cultured human skin fibroblasts had an extracellular fibrillar matrix of fibronectin and procollagen. Human skin fibroblasts transformed by SV40 did not have such a matrix. Treatment of ... [more ▼]
Confluent cultured human skin fibroblasts had an extracellular fibrillar matrix of fibronectin and procollagen. Human skin fibroblasts transformed by SV40 did not have such a matrix. Treatment of transformed fibroblasts with 10(-5) to 10(-8) M dexamethasone and 10(-5) to 10(-7) M cortisol, but not testosterone or progesterone, caused partial restoration of the matrix. Glucocorticoid-treated transformed human fibroblasts can serve as a model for partial reversion toward normal or differentiation of transformed human fibroblasts. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 2 (0 ULg)
Dexamethasone-induced accumulation of a fibronectin and collagen extracellular matrix in transformed human cells.
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in Nature (1979), 277(5695), 393-5Detailed reference viewed: 5 (0 ULg)