Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0012p78 | Pituitary | SFE2006

Upregulation of Id1 and Id3 in response to BMP2 stimulation in LβT2 cells

Hanson PL , Sidhu KK , Schwarz N , Milligan T , Burrin JM

The pathogenesis of gonadotrophin secreting pituitary tumours (gonadotrophinomas) remains poorly understood. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are important for the control of cell proliferation and differentiation and BMP2 is essential for commitment of undifferentiated pituitary cells to the gonadotroph cell lineage. In addition, BMPs have been implicated in tumourigenesis in a variety of tissues, associated with up-regulated expression of Id (Inhibitors of differentiation)...

ea0008p44 | Endocrine Tumours and Neoplasia | SFE2004

Expression of Bone Morphogenetic Protein receptors in human pituitary adenomas

Brown PL , Stoddart HL , Sidhu KK , Milligan TP , Burrin JM

Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) regulate growth, differentiation and apoptosis in a variety of tissues and have crucial roles in the regulation of reproduction. BMPs bind specific Type II receptors and form complexes with Type I receptors (Alk2, 3 or 6) whereby the Type II receptors activate Type I receptors by phosphorylation. BMP2 and 4 play a crucial role in the development of the gonadotroph cell lineage during mouse pituitary morphogenesis and BMP6, 7, and 15 stimulate...

ea0012oc7 | Young Endocrinologist prize session | SFE2006

T3 stimulation of MAP kinase and cell proliferation in human osteoblast-like cells is initiated at integrin αVβ3

Scarlett AL , Parsons MP , Hanson PL , Sidhu KK , Milligan TP , Burrin JM

T3 and T4 rapidly activate intracellular signalling cascades via thyroid hormone receptor (TR)-independent actions, suggesting the existence of a plasma membrane receptor. Recent studies support a role for the RGD recognition site of integrin, a transmembrane glycoprotein, as a cell surface TR. We have demonstrated, using PCR and Western blotting, the expression of integrin αVβ3 mRNA and protein in the transformed human osteosarcoma cell line MG...