Bone marrow immunohistochemical studies of angiogenic cytokines and their receptors in myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia

Jung M. Chou, Chin Yang Li, Ayalew Tefferi

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Abstract

Bone marrow specimens from 11 patients with myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia (MMM) and seven normal controls were studied immunohistochemically to determine expression of transforming growth factor β (TGF-β), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and corresponding receptors. Staining distribution and intensity for TGF-β, PDGF, VEGF, TGF-β type II receptor, a receptor for PDGF, and receptors for VEGF and bFGF were similar in patients and controls. Bone marrow from 10 MMM patients showed increased TGF-β type I receptor (TGF-βRI) expression in small vessel endothelial cells. Eight patient specimens had bFGF overexpression in megakaryocytes. Increased microvessel density and decreased concentration of bFGF-staining stromal cells accompanied these changes. Microvascular TGF-βRI upregulation and bFGF overexpression by megakaryocytes may cause bone marrow microenvironmental changes in MMM patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-504
Number of pages6
JournalLeukemia Research
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

Keywords

  • Basic fibroblast growth factor
  • Bone marrow
  • Cytokine
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Platelet-derived growth factor
  • Transforming growth factor
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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