Inhibition of ITGA5-Induced Signalling Abrogates IGF2/IGFBP2 Expression in hMSCs. Adult hMSCs transduced with a lentiviral vector encoding ITGA5 or treated with the agonist peptide (CRRETAWAC; 100 μg/ml), and control cells were transiently transfected with a specific shRNA targeting FAK. Total RNA was collected and used for quantitative RT-PCR analysis of IGF2 (A) and IGFBP2 (B). Adult hMSCs were treated with the MEK inhibitor U0126 (10 μM), or the PI3K inhibitor wortmannin (50 nM) for 24 hours and IGF2 and IGFBP2 mRNA levels were determined by quantitative RT-PCR analysis (C-D). Results are expressed as mean ± SD of treated over control ratio after normalization to 18 S expression. *: significant difference with untreated cells (P <0.05).
Hamidouche et al. BMC Cell Biology 2010 11:44 doi:10.1186/1471-2121-11-44