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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2005 Vol.6 No.7 P.699-704


Effects of IGF-II on promoting proliferation and regulating nitric oxide synthase gene expression in mouse osteoblast-like cell

Author(s):  SUN Wei-lian, CHEN Li-li, YAN Jie, YU Zhong-sheng

Affiliation(s):  Department of Stomatology, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   yanchen@mail.hz.zj.cn

Key Words:  Insulin-like growth factor II, Osteoblast, Proliferation, Nitric oxide synthase, Nitric oxide, Regulation

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SUN Wei-lian, CHEN Li-li, YAN Jie, YU Zhong-sheng. Effects of IGF-II on promoting proliferation and regulating nitric oxide synthase gene expression in mouse osteoblast-like cell[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2005, 6(7): 699-704.

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Objective: To investigate the effects of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) on promoting cell proliferation, regulating levels of cellular nitric oxide (NO) and mRNA transcriptions of inducible nitric oxide synthase%29&ck%5B%5D=abstract&ck%5B%5D=keyword'>nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and endothelial NOS (eNOS) in mouse osteoblast-like cells. Methods: Mouse osteoblastic cell line MC3T3-E1 was selected as the effective cell of IGF-II. After the cells were treated with IGF-II at different concentrations for different time duration, 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) colorimetric assay was used to examine cell proliferation, and nitrate reductase method was applied to detect NO concentrations in cell culture supernatants and quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was employed to determine transcription levels of cellular iNOS and eNOS mRNAs. Results: After the MC3T3-E1 cells were treated with IGF-II at concentration of 1 ng/ml for 72 h, 10 and 100 ng/ml for 24, 48 and 72 h respectively, all the MTT values increased (P<0.05 or P<0.01) with obvious dosage-time dependent pattern. NO levels of the MC3T3-E1 cells treated with 100 ng/ml IGF-II for 48 h, and with 1, 10 and 100 ng/ml IGF-II for 72 h were remarkably lower than that of the normal control, respectively (P<0.05 or P<0.01). After the cells were treated with 100 ng/ml IGF-II for 48 h cellular iNOS mRNA levels were significantly decreased (P<0.01). But the levels of eNOS mRNA in the cells treated with each of the used IGF-II dosages for different time duration did not show any differences compared with the normal control (P>0.05). Conclusion: IGF-II at different concentrations could promote proliferation of mouse MC3T3-E1 cell. This cell proliferation promotion was associated with the low NO levels maintained by IGF-II. Higher concentration of IGF-II could down-regulate iNOS gene expression at the level of transcription but not affect transcription of eNOS mRNA, which might be one of the mechanisms for IGF-II maintenance of the low NO levels in MC3T3-E1 cells.

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