Regulation of full-length and truncated growth hormone (GH) receptor by GH in tissues of lit/lit or bovine GH transgenic mice.

Two truncated isoforms of growth hormone (GH) receptor (GHR) were identified in mice and in humans. The proteins encoded by these isoforms lack most of the intracellular domain of the GHR and inhibit GH action in a dominant negative fashion. We have quantified the mRNAs encoding the GHR isoforms in mouse tissues by use of real-time RT-PCR and examined the… (More)