Expression of the parathyroid hormone-related protein gene in the avian oviduct: potential role as a local modulator of vascular smooth muscle tension and shell gland motility during the egg-laying cycle.

@article{Thiede1991ExpressionOT,
  title={Expression of the parathyroid hormone-related protein gene in the avian oviduct: potential role as a local modulator of vascular smooth muscle tension and shell gland motility during the egg-laying cycle.},
  author={Mark A. Thiede and Sandra Harm and R L Mckee and William A Grasser and Le Thi Duong and Roland M. Leach},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={1991},
  volume={129 4},
  pages={1958-66}
}
The phylogenetic conservation of the primary structure of PTH-related protein (PTHrP) supports an important, yet undetermined, role(s) for this molecule in the biology of birds and mammals. As an initial step toward understanding the function of PTHrP in birds, we investigated the expression of PTHrP mRNA in tissues of the egg-laying hen. This analysis revealed that PTHrP mRNA is expressed at various levels in lung, brain, heart, and tissues of the digestive tract, including the proventriculus… CONTINUE READING

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