Comparative tissue distribution of the processing enzymes "prohormone thiol protease," and prohormone convertases 1 and 2, in human PTHrP-producing cell lines and mammalian neuroendocrine tissues.


Peptide hormones are generated by proteolytic processing of their respective protein precursors by several prohormone processing proteases. The peptide hormone PTHrP is widely expressed in normal and malignant tissues, where proPTHrP undergoes proteolytic processing to generate PTHrP peptides with distinct biological actions. In this study, the tissue… (More)