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Use of Patterned Collagen Coated Slides to Study Normal and Scleroderma Lung Fibroblast Migration

Ahmed Abdi, B; Lopez, H; Karrar, S; Renzoni, E; Wells, A; Tam, A; Etomi, O; ... Stratton, R; + view all (2017) Use of Patterned Collagen Coated Slides to Study Normal and Scleroderma Lung Fibroblast Migration. Scientific Reports , 7 , Article 2628. 10.1038/s41598-017-02621-3. Green open access

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Abstract

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a spreading fibrotic disease affecting the skin and internal organs. We aimed to model pathogenic fibroblast migration in SSc in order to identify enhancing factors, measure the effect of migrating cells on underlying extracellular matrix (ECM) and test possible therapeutic inhibitors. Novel patterned collagen substrates were used to investigate alignment and migration of skin and lung fibroblasts from SSc patients and healthy controls. Normal lung but not skin fibroblasts consistently elongated and aligned with underlying collagen and migrated dependent on PDGF or serum. SSc lung fibroblasts remained growth factor dependent, did not migrate more rapidly and were less restricted to alignment of the collagen. Multiple collagen proline and lysine-modifying enzymes were identified in SSc but not control fibroblast extracellular matrix preparations, indicating differential levels of ECM modification by the diseased cells. Profiling of migrating cells revealed a possible SCF/c-Kit paracrine mechanism contributing to migration via a subpopulation of cells. Heparin, which binds ligands including PDGF and SCF, and imatininib which blocks downstream tyrosine kinase receptors, both inhibited lung fibroblast migration individually but showed synergy in SSc cells. Pathologic lung fibroblasts from SSc patients modify ECM during migration but remain growth factor dependent and sensitive to inhibitors.

Type: Article
Title: Use of Patterned Collagen Coated Slides to Study Normal and Scleroderma Lung Fibroblast Migration
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-02621-3
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-02621-3
Language: English
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Inflammation
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Inst for Liver and Digestive Hlth
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1559700
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