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Parathyroid hormone related peptide gene expression in human fetal and adult heart.
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PMID:  8252579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate the expression of parathyroid hormone related peptide (PTHrP) gene in the human fetal and adult heart. METHODS: Molecular biological techniques were employed as well as immunocytochemistry and western blot analysis using rabbit polyclonal anti-PTHrP(1-34) and anti-PTHrP (56-86) on normal human fetal and adult heart tissues. Northern blot analysis of both normal human fetal and adult heart total RNA, using a human full length cDNA probe, and polymerase chain reaction analysis of normal human fetal and adult heart cDNAs with exon specific oligonucleotides were carried out. RESULTS: Positive staining was detected with both anti-PTHrP(1-34) and anti-PTHrP(56-86) in fetal heart at 12 weeks of gestation. In both fetal and adult hearts, multiple putative PTHrP proteins were observed with apparent molecular mass of 14-125 kDa. Multiple hybridising PTHrP mRNA isoforms (1.4, 2.1, 3.2, and 4.5 kb) were detected in both fetal and adult heart total RNAs. The fetal and adult heart cDNAs amplified from the cDNA libraries showed the presence of the 5' non-coding exon II and coding exons III-IV but not the 5' non-coding exon Ic. CONCLUSIONS: PTHrP is expressed in normal human fetal and adult hearts suggesting that it has a function as an endogenous modulator of the cardiovascular system.
T D Bui; A Shallal; A N Malik; S al-Mahdawi; G Moscoso; M E Bailey; P B Burton; C Moniz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular research     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0008-6363     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc. Res.     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-07     Completed Date:  1994-01-07     Revised Date:  2009-09-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0077427     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1204-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Blotting, Northern
Blotting, Western
Child, Preschool
Fetal Heart / physiology
Gene Expression / physiology
Heart / physiology*
Lung / embryology
Parathyroid Hormone / genetics*
Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Proteins / genetics*
Grant Support
//Wellcome Trust
Reg. No./Substance:
0/PTHLH protein, human; 0/Parathyroid Hormone; 0/Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein; 0/Proteins

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