Title

Aging increases adenosine and inosine release by human fibroblast cultures

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Physiology; Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care

Date

11-1989

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adenosine; Aging; Cells, Cultured; Fibroblasts; Humans; Inosine

Disciplines

Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology | Physiology

Abstract

The effect of in vitro age and donor age on net release of adenosine and inosine was studied in cultures of normal human fibroblasts. Confluent cultures of low-(population doubling level [PDL] 23-25) and high- (PDL 43-45) passage human lung fibroblasts derived from a 16-week-old fetal donor (IMR-90) were incubated for 30 min in physiological saline and the release of adenosine and inosine into the saline was determined by HPLC. Release of adenosine and inosine into the saline bathing low-passage human skin fibroblasts derived from a 16-week-old fetal donor (GM6111) was also determined and compared with two strains of low-passage skin fibroblasts from aged (66-67 years) donors (GM3529 and GM3524). The release of adenosine and inosine by low-passage cultures of fetal lung fibroblasts was 911 and 225 pmol/30 min per mg protein, respectively. In high-passage cultures of lung fibroblasts, release of adenosine and inosine was significantly greater at 1403 and 351 pmol/30 min per mg protein, respectively. The release of adenosine and inosine by low-passage cultures of fetal skin fibroblasts was 250 and 179 pmol/30 min per mg protein, respectively. In low-passage skin fibroblasts from aged donors, release of adenosine and inosine was significantly greater at 583 and 652 pmol/30 min per mg protein, respectively. These results indicate that the net release of adenosine and inosine by cultured human fibroblasts into their extracellular environment is enhanced by in vitro aging of lung fibroblasts and is greater in skin fibroblast from aged donors.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Mech Ageing Dev. 1989 Nov;50(2):159-68.

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Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

2601414