Collagen biosynthesis in cultured rat testicular Sertoli and peritubular myoid cells

Raychoudhury, Samir, Irving, Michael G., Thompson, Erik W., & Blackshaw, Alan W. (1992) Collagen biosynthesis in cultured rat testicular Sertoli and peritubular myoid cells. Life Sciences, 51(20), pp. 1585-1596.

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The incorporation of 3H-proline into protein was regarded as a measure of total protein synthesis and the incorporation into hydroxyproline as indicative of collagen synthesis. Relative collagen synthesis (expressed as percent of total protein synthesized) by Sertoli and peritubular myoid cells cultured from 20-22 day old rat testis was estimated. In both secreted and cellular pools, relative collagen synthesis by Sertoli cells was significantly greater than by peritubular myoid cells. Coculture of Sertoli and myoid cells resulted in a significant increase in relative collagen synthesis when compared to monocultures of each cell type. Addition of serum to peritubular myoid cells resulted in a stronger stimulation of relative collagen production. Sertoli cell extracellular matrix inhibited relative collagen synthesis by peritubular myoid cells in the presence or absence of serum. Radioactivity into hydroxyproline as corrected per cellular DNA also showed similar results. Immunolocalization studies confirmed that both cell types synthesize type I and type IV collagens. These results indicate that stimulation of collagen synthesis observed in Sertoli-myoid cell cocultures is due to humoral interactions, rather than extracellular matrix, and Sertoli cell extracellular matrix regulates serum-induced increase in collagen synthesis by peritubular myoid cells.

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ID Code: 72712
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):7 Export Date: 6 May 2014 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 1435066
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DOI: 10.1016/0024-3205(92)90621-U
ISSN: 0024-3205
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2014 02:44
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 02:44

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