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Ghrelin potentiates TSH-induced expression of the thyroid tissue-specific genes thyroglobulin, thyroperoxidase and iodine-sodium symporter, in rat PC-Cl3 Cells.
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PMID:  21945915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Ghrelin is a 28-amino-acid peptide that stimulates pituitary growth-hormone secretion and modulates food-intake and energy metabolism in mammals. It is mainly secreted by the stomach, but it is also expressed in many other tissues such as cartilage or the thyroid gland. In the present study we have analyzed by RT-PCR and using immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence the expression and tissue distribution of ghrelin and its functional receptor (GHS-R type 1α) in thyroid cell-lines and in normal and pathological rat thyroid tissue. Additionally, by measuring the incorporation of BrdU, we have investigated if, as previously noted for FRTL-5 cells, ghrelin enhances the proliferation rate in the PC-Cl3 rat-thyrocyte cell-line. Finally, we have determined the stimulatory effect of ghrelin on TSH-induced expression of the tissue-specific key genes involved in the synthesis of thyroid hormone: thyroglobulin, thyroperoxidase and sodium-iodine symporter. Our data provide direct evidence that C-cell secreted ghrelin may be involved in the paracrine regulation of the thyroid follicular cell function.
J Morillo-Bernal; J M Fernández-Santos; M De Miguel; R García-Marín; F Gordillo-Martínez; E Díaz-Parrado; J C Utrilla; I Martín-Lacave
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Publication Detail:
Type:  -     Date:  2011-9-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Peptides     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5169     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8008690     Medline TA:  Peptides     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Cytology and Histology, School of Medicine, University of Seville, Avda. Sánchez-Pizjuán s/n, 41009 Sevilla, Spain.
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