Thyroid-stimulating hormone activates phospholipase C in normal and neoplastic thyroid tissue.

BACKGROUND Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) stimulates thyroid growth through two signal transduction pathways: the G protein-adenylate cyclase system and the G protein-phospholipase C (PLC) system. The adenylate cyclase system has been studied extensively, but there is little information available concerning PLC activity in thyroid neoplasms. METHODS… CONTINUE READING