Journal article

Local secretion of parathyroid hormone-related protein by an osteoblastic osteosarcoma (UMR 106-01) cell line results in growth inhibition

GMF Pasquini, RAM Davey, PWM Ho, VP Michelangeli, V Grill, SJ Kaczmarczyk, JD Zajac

BONE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2002


Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) has been implicated as being important in the growth of tumor cells responsive to the peptide. We utilized a rat osteoblastic osteosarcoma cell line, UMR 106-01, which has PTHrP receptors and a PTHrP-responsive adenylate cyclase/cAMP messenger system, to produce a modified cell line that overexpresses PTHrP. The human PTHrP cDNA sequence was transfected by electroporation into UMR 106-01 cells and the stable cell lines UMR-36 and UMR-34 were established. The modified cell line, UMR-36, had increased levels of PTHrP mRNA compared with control cell lines and secreted PTHrP into the culture medium at levels of 0.01-0.1 pmol/10(7) cells in 12 h. The se..

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