祝賀應用我公司的ELISA Kit(PTEN)的文章已被MOLECULAR MEDICINE REPORTS雜志收錄
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by progressive interstitial fibrosis, and is associated with a fatal outcome. The critical pathological mechanisms underlying IPF are largely unknown; however, accumulating evidence has indicated similarities between IPF and cancer. Therefore, the present study examined the expression levels of the tumor suppressor phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) in Chinese patients with IPF, using an enzyme?linked immunosorbent assay. To determine the effects of PTEN on the development of pulmonary fibrosis, PTEN was overexpressed in transforming growth factor (TGF)?β1?treated human embryonic lung fibroblasts (HFL?I cells). The serum levels of PTEN were significantly lower in 42 patients with IPF, as compared with in the healthy controls. In addition, PTEN overexpression enhanced apoptosis, and suppressed basal levels of proliferation and migration in fibroblasts. Notably, PTEN was able to specifically inhibit TGF?β1?induced proliferation and migration of the cells. Overexpression of PTEN also suppressed phosphorylation of Akt and Smad3, and decreased the expression levels of numerous proteins with critical roles in TGF?β1?induced fibrosis, including α?smooth muscle actin, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)?2 and MMP?9. These results indicated that PTEN may inhibit TGF?β1?mediated myofibroblast differentiation of fibroblasts by attenuating signaling via the phosphatidylinositol 3?kinase/Akt and TGF?β/Smad3 pathways.
Materials and methods
Detection of serum PTEN levels by ELISA. Venous blood samples (5 ml) were collected and PTEN ELISA assays (Colorfulgene Biotechnology, Inc., Wuhan, China) were performed using the Multiskan MK3 enzyme?labeled instrument (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Vantaa, Finland). Briefly, the test samples were thawed to room temperature, and 100?μl aliquots of each sample were added into monoclonal antibody?coated 96?well plates. Following incubation at 37?C for 60 min, the closure plate membrane was uncovered and the liquid was discarded and subsequently dried by manually swinging the plates in the air.