Reduction in matrix metalloproteinase production by tendon and synovial fibroblasts after a single exposure to 5-fluorouracil

R. Ragoowansi, U. Khan, R. A. Brown, D. A. McGrouther

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    Abstract

    This study investigated the effect of treatment with 5 min exposures to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) on the production of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) by endotenon and synovial fibroblasts. Fibroblasts were grown from the flexor tendons of New Zealand White rabbits and were then exposed to varying concentrations (ranging from 0.25 mg ml-1 to 25 mg ml-1) of 5-FU for 5 min. The treated fibroblasts were suspended in a three-dimensional collagen lattice. The conditioned media from these collagen lattices were then analysed for MMP production using gelatin zymography on days 1, 3 and 7 after treatment. In the majority of cases this treatment produced a dose- and time-dependent reduction in total MMP production by both cell lines, specifically in the production of MMPs 2 and 9. This reduction was significant for most concentrations (P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)283-287
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
    Volume54
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • 5-Fluorouracil
    • Adhesions
    • Fibroblasts
    • Matrix metalloproteinases
    • Tendon

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