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The rat Walker 256 carcinoma is an animal model for humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy. This tumor produces and secretes parathyroid hormone (PTH)-related protein (PTHrP), a likely mediator for this syndrome. In this study, we investigated the effect of PTHrP on Walker 256 tumor cell proliferation. We found that [Tyr36]human (h)PTHrP (1-36)NH2 and hPTHrP(More)
Hypercalcemic strains of the rat Walker 256 (W256) tumor synthesize parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) and at least one of them produces an ill-defined transforming growth factor activity. We tested the production of transforming growth factor (TGF) beta by a hypercalcemic W256 tumor strain, and assessed its effects on tumor cell growth and PTHrP(More)
Parathyroid hormone (PTH)-related protein (PTHrP) is the main factor responsible for humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy. Both PTH and PTHrP bind to the common type I PTH/PTHrP receptor (PTHR), thereby activating phospholipase C and adenylate cyclase through various G proteins, in bone and renal cells. However, various normal and transformed cell types,(More)
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