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Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi. 2008 May;36(5):439-43.

[Parathyroid hormone 1-34 induce cardiac myocytes hypertrophy via extracellular regulated protein kinase 1/2 pathway].

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Department of Nephrology, Second Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086, China.



To investigate the role of mitogen activated protein kinase kinase 1 (MAPKK, MEK1) and regulated kinase1/2 (ERK1/2) on cardiac hypertrophy induced by rat parathyroid hormone1-34 (rPTH1-34).


Neonatal rat cardiomyocytes was treated with or without 10(-7) mol/L rPTH1-34 in the absence or presence 2 x 10(-5) mol/L PD98059, a MEK1 inhibitor. Cellular diameter was measured by Motic Images Advanced 3.0 software and the synthetic rate of protein in cardiac myocytes was detected by 3H-leucine incorporation, mRNA expression of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) was measured by RT-PCR and protein expression of ERK1/2 and p-ERK1/2 was measured by Western blot.


rPTH1-34 (10(-7) mol/L) significantly increase cellular diameter (+13.6 microm), 3H-leucine incorporation (+898 cpm/well), ANP mRNA expression (+73.9%), and p-ERK1/2 protein expression (+15%) compared to control cells (all P < 0.05) and these effects could be significantly attenuated by PD98059: cellular diameter (-7.1 microm), 3H-leucin e incorporation (-644 cpm/well), ANP mRNA expression (-52.2%), and protein expression of p-ERK1/2 (-18%) (all P < 0.05 vs. PTH group). PD98059 did not affect control cells without PTH treatment (all P > 0.05).


PD98059 attenuates PTH induced cardiac hypertrophy in vitro via inhibiting the expression of ERK1/2 and p-ERK1/2.

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