Atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) is a polypeptide able to affect cardiovascular home-ostasis exhibiting diuretic, natriuretic, and vasorelaxant activities. ANF shows antimitogenic effects in different cell types acting through R-2 receptor. Excessive proliferation of smooth muscle cells is a common phenomenon in diseases such as atherosclerosis, but the role of growth factors in the mechanism which modulate this process has yet to be clarified. The potential antimitogenic role of ANF on the cell growth induced by growth factors appears very intriguing. Aim of the present study was to investigate the possible involvement of ANF on rat aortic smooth muscle (RASM) cells proliferation induced by known mitogens and the mechanism involved. Our data show that ANF, at physiological concentration range, inhibits RASM cell proliferation induced by known mitogens such as PDGF and insulin, and the effect seems to be elicited through the modulation of phosphatidic acid (PA) production and MAP kinases involvement. (C) 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Baldini, P.M., De Vito, P., Fraziano, M., Mattioli, P., Luly, P., & Di Nardo, P. (2002). Atrial natriuretic factor inhibits mitogen-induced growth in aortic smooth muscle cells. JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY, 193(1), 103-109.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Baldini, P.M., De Vito, P., Fraziano, M., Mattioli, P., Luly, P., & Di Nardo, P. (2002). Atrial natriuretic factor inhibits mitogen-induced growth in aortic smooth muscle cells. JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY, 193(1), 103-109.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/04 - Patologia Generale|
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcp.10155|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Titolo:||Atrial natriuretic factor inhibits mitogen-induced growth in aortic smooth muscle cells|
|Autori:||Baldini, PM; De Vito, P; Fraziano, M; Mattioli, P; Luly, P; Di Nardo, P|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|