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Distribution and localization of fibroblast growth factor-8 in rat brain and nerve cells during neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation.

Lu J, Li D, Lu K - Neural Regen Res (2012)

Bottom Line: Unusual results were obtained in retrosplenial locations of adult rat brain.Addition of an anti-fibroblast growth factor-8 antibody to cultures significantly affected the rate of expansion and differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells.Our study may help delineate the important roles of fibroblast growth factor-8 in brain activities and neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation.

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Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro-bioresources, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China ; Department of Anesthesiology, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan 442000, Hubei Province, China.

ABSTRACT
The present study explored the distribution and localization of fibroblast growth factor-8 and its potential receptor, fibroblast growth factor receptor-3, in adult rat brain in vivo and in nerve cells during differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells in vitro. Immunohistochemistry was used to examine the distribution of fibroblast growth factor-8 in adult rat brain in vivo. Localization of fibroblast growth factor-8 and fibroblast growth factor receptor-3 in cells during neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation in vitro was detected by immunofluorescence. Flow cytometry and immunofluorescence were used to evaluate the effect of an anti-fibroblast growth factor-8 antibody on neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation and expansion in vitro. Results from this study confirmed that fibroblast growth factor-8 was mainly distributed in adult midbrain, namely the substantia nigra, compact part, dorsal tier, substantia nigra and reticular part, but was not detected in the forebrain comprising the caudate putamen and striatum. Unusual results were obtained in retrosplenial locations of adult rat brain. We found that fibroblast growth factor-8 and fibroblast growth factor receptor-3 were distributed on the cell membrane and in the cytoplasm of nerve cells using immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence analyses. We considered that the distribution of fibroblast growth factor-8 and fibroblast growth factor receptor-3 in neural cells corresponded to the characteristics of fibroblast growth factor-8, a secretory factor. Addition of an anti-fibroblast growth factor-8 antibody to cultures significantly affected the rate of expansion and differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells. In contrast, addition of recombinant fibroblast growth factor-8 to differentiation medium promoted neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation and increased the final yields of dopaminergic neurons and total neurons. Our study may help delineate the important roles of fibroblast growth factor-8 in brain activities and neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation.

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Distribution pattern of fibroblast growth factor-8 (FGF-8) in adult rat brain, as detected by immunohistochemistry.Observed under a Leica DMIRE2 inverted microscope. Scale bars, A-i, B-i, C-i: 50 μm. n = 3. The localization of fibroblast growth factor-8 in the brain is shown in A-ii, B-ii, C-ii and D. (A) Negative (−); (B) positive (+); C: Unusual (±). Positive staining of fibroblast growth factor-8 on the plasma membrane and in the cytoplasm is indicated by black and red arrows, respectively.
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Figure 1: Distribution pattern of fibroblast growth factor-8 (FGF-8) in adult rat brain, as detected by immunohistochemistry.Observed under a Leica DMIRE2 inverted microscope. Scale bars, A-i, B-i, C-i: 50 μm. n = 3. The localization of fibroblast growth factor-8 in the brain is shown in A-ii, B-ii, C-ii and D. (A) Negative (−); (B) positive (+); C: Unusual (±). Positive staining of fibroblast growth factor-8 on the plasma membrane and in the cytoplasm is indicated by black and red arrows, respectively.

Mentions: Fibroblast growth factor-8 was widely distributed in the adult brain, particularly in the substantia nigra, compact part, dorsal tier (SNCD) and substantia nigra, reticular part (SNR) of the midbrain. Immunohistochemistry results are shown in Figure 1.


Distribution and localization of fibroblast growth factor-8 in rat brain and nerve cells during neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation.

Lu J, Li D, Lu K - Neural Regen Res (2012)

Distribution pattern of fibroblast growth factor-8 (FGF-8) in adult rat brain, as detected by immunohistochemistry.Observed under a Leica DMIRE2 inverted microscope. Scale bars, A-i, B-i, C-i: 50 μm. n = 3. The localization of fibroblast growth factor-8 in the brain is shown in A-ii, B-ii, C-ii and D. (A) Negative (−); (B) positive (+); C: Unusual (±). Positive staining of fibroblast growth factor-8 on the plasma membrane and in the cytoplasm is indicated by black and red arrows, respectively.
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Figure 1: Distribution pattern of fibroblast growth factor-8 (FGF-8) in adult rat brain, as detected by immunohistochemistry.Observed under a Leica DMIRE2 inverted microscope. Scale bars, A-i, B-i, C-i: 50 μm. n = 3. The localization of fibroblast growth factor-8 in the brain is shown in A-ii, B-ii, C-ii and D. (A) Negative (−); (B) positive (+); C: Unusual (±). Positive staining of fibroblast growth factor-8 on the plasma membrane and in the cytoplasm is indicated by black and red arrows, respectively.
Mentions: Fibroblast growth factor-8 was widely distributed in the adult brain, particularly in the substantia nigra, compact part, dorsal tier (SNCD) and substantia nigra, reticular part (SNR) of the midbrain. Immunohistochemistry results are shown in Figure 1.

Bottom Line: Unusual results were obtained in retrosplenial locations of adult rat brain.Addition of an anti-fibroblast growth factor-8 antibody to cultures significantly affected the rate of expansion and differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells.Our study may help delineate the important roles of fibroblast growth factor-8 in brain activities and neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro-bioresources, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China ; Department of Anesthesiology, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan 442000, Hubei Province, China.

ABSTRACT
The present study explored the distribution and localization of fibroblast growth factor-8 and its potential receptor, fibroblast growth factor receptor-3, in adult rat brain in vivo and in nerve cells during differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells in vitro. Immunohistochemistry was used to examine the distribution of fibroblast growth factor-8 in adult rat brain in vivo. Localization of fibroblast growth factor-8 and fibroblast growth factor receptor-3 in cells during neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation in vitro was detected by immunofluorescence. Flow cytometry and immunofluorescence were used to evaluate the effect of an anti-fibroblast growth factor-8 antibody on neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation and expansion in vitro. Results from this study confirmed that fibroblast growth factor-8 was mainly distributed in adult midbrain, namely the substantia nigra, compact part, dorsal tier, substantia nigra and reticular part, but was not detected in the forebrain comprising the caudate putamen and striatum. Unusual results were obtained in retrosplenial locations of adult rat brain. We found that fibroblast growth factor-8 and fibroblast growth factor receptor-3 were distributed on the cell membrane and in the cytoplasm of nerve cells using immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence analyses. We considered that the distribution of fibroblast growth factor-8 and fibroblast growth factor receptor-3 in neural cells corresponded to the characteristics of fibroblast growth factor-8, a secretory factor. Addition of an anti-fibroblast growth factor-8 antibody to cultures significantly affected the rate of expansion and differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells. In contrast, addition of recombinant fibroblast growth factor-8 to differentiation medium promoted neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation and increased the final yields of dopaminergic neurons and total neurons. Our study may help delineate the important roles of fibroblast growth factor-8 in brain activities and neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation.

No MeSH data available.