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Cell Signal. 1999 Mar;11(3):159-64.

Stimulation of membrane-associated protein kinase-C activity in spleen lymphocytes by hPTH-(1-31)NH2, its lactam derivative, [Leu27]-cyclo(Glu22-Lys26)-hPTH-(1-31)NH2, and hPTH-(1-30)NH2.

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Institute for Biological Sciences, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.


Human parathyroid hormone, hPTH-(1-34), stimulates adenylyl cyclase and phosphatidylinositol-bisphosphate-specific phospholipase-C (PIP2-PLC), as indicated by increased membrane-associated protein kinase C (PKC) activity in ROS 17/2 rat osteosarcoma cells. The C-terminally truncated hPTH-(1-31)NH2 stimulates adenylyl cyclase as strongly as hPTH-(1-34) in these cells, but it does not stimulate PKC activity. Even [Leu27]-cyclo(Glu22-Lys26)-hPTH-(1-31)NH2, a 6-fold stronger adenylyl cyclase stimulator than hPTH-(1-34), cannot stimulate PKC activity in ROS cells. Therefore PTH required its 32-34 region to stimulate PIP2-PLC/PKCs in this osteosarcoma line. In contrast, hPTH-(1-31)NH2 [Leu27]-cyclo(Glu22-Lys26)-hPTH-(1-31)NH2 and even hPTH-(1-30)NH2 can stimulate PKC activity in freshly isolated rat spleen lymphocytes as strongly as hPTH-(1-34)NH2. The difference in the ability of membrane-associated PKC activity in spleen lymphocytes, but not in ROS cells, to be stimulated by C-terminally truncated PTH fragments might be due to different receptor densities or to the lymphocyte's atypical PTH/PTHrP receptor.

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