The presence of thyrotropin receptors (TSHR) has been reported in some extrathyroidal tissues but its physio-pathological role still remains unclear. TSH (seems to) affects the human erythrocytes Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase in vitro, however receptors on erythrocytes have not yet been described. In this work the effect of recombinant human TSH (rhTSH) on sites number and activity of erythrocyte Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase was investigated in a group of thyroidectomized patient enrolled for rhTSH test. As detected by (3)H-ouabain binding, rhTSH administration induced a significant increase in the number of sites (p=0.005) and in the Kd (p=0.006) of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase. rhTSH did not induce significant difference in Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity measured by (86)Rb uptake. (125)I-TSH binding studies and Western blotting data showed the existence of TSHR in the erythrocytes of healthy donors. In conclusion The TSH action on Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase of human erythrocytes can be explained by the presence of TSHR.
|Autori:||BALZAN S; NICOLINI G; FORINI F; BONI G; DEL CARRATORE R; NICOLINI A; CARPI A; IERVASI G|
|Titolo:||Presence of a functional TSH receptor on human erythrocytes|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|