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Parathyroid hormone-related peptide stimulates proliferation of highly tumorigenic human SV40-immortalized breast epithelial cells.

Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2000-11-25)
C Cataisson, M Lieberherr, M Cros, C Gauville, A M Graulet, J Cotton, F Calvo, M C de Vernejoul, J Foley, Z Bouizar

Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is the main mediator of humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy (HHM) and it is produced by many tumors, including breast cancers. Breast epithelial cells as well as breast cancer tumors and cell lines have been reported as expressing PTHrP and the PTH/PTHrP receptor, suggesting that PTHrP may act as an autocrine factor influencing proliferation or differentiation of these cell types. We investigated PTHrP gene expression, PTH/PTHrP receptor signaling, and PTHrP-induced mitogenesis in three immortalized human mammary epithelial cell lines that exhibit differential tumorigenicity. The most tumorigenic cells expressed the highest levels of PTHrP messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein. We used reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunoblotting to detect the PTH/PTHrP receptor transcripts and proteins in all of the three cell lines. Treatment with human PTHrP(1-34) [hPTHrP(1-34)] and hPTH(1-34) increased intracellular cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) but not free Ca2+ in the nontumorigenic line. These agonists increased both cAMP and free Ca2+ levels in the moderately tumorigenic line, but only increased free Ca2+ in the highly tumorigenic line. Application of the PTH/PTHrP receptor antagonist [Asn10,Leu11,D Trp12]PTHrP(7-34) or PTHrP antibodies reduced [3H]thymidine incorporation in a dose-dependent fashion in the highly tumorigenic cell line but did not affect the other lines. Thus, treatment with a PTH/PTHrP receptor antagonist reduced cell proliferation, suggesting that PTHrP signaling mediated by the phospholipase C (PLC) pathway stimulates proliferation of a highly tumorigenic immortalized breast epithelial cell line.

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Hypercalcemia of malignancy factor fragment 1-34 amide human, ≥97% (HPLC)
Hypercalcemia of malignancy factor 1-40 human, ≥95% (HPLC)

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