Journal article

Regulation of prolactin mRNA by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 in GH4C1 cells.

JD Wark, AH Tashjian

J Biol Chem | Published : 1983


GH4C1 cells, which possess specific cytosolic binding for 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3), have previously been found to respond to this hormone with a highly selective increase in prolactin synthesis. Here we extend our previous observations by measuring the effect of 1,25-(OH)2D3 on the accumulation of specific mRNA in GH4C1 cells, using cytoplasmic dot hybridization. In a hormone-free, chemically defined medium containing 0.4 mM Ca2+, stimulation of prolactin mRNA accumulation was 200-215% of control after 96 h of treatment with 1 X 10(-9) M 1,25-(OH)2D3. Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (1 X 10(-7) M) caused a similar increase in prolactin mRNA (206% of control). Neither hormone inc..

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