Probing the bimolecular interactions of parathyroid hormone and the human parathyroid hormone/parathyroid hormone-related protein receptor. 2. Cloning, characterization, and photoaffinity labeling of the recombinant human receptor. Academic Article uri icon


  • Parathyroid hormone (PTH) acts to regulate calcium homeostasis by interacting with a G-protein-coupled receptor that also binds PTH-related protein (PTHrP). In this report we describe the cloning, characterization, and biological activity of the cloned human (h) PTH/PTHrP receptor (Rc) and cross-linking of a benzophenone-substituted PTH analog, [Nle8,18,Lys13(epsilon-pBZ2),L-2-Nal23,Tyr34]bPTH(1-34 )NH2(K13), to cells endogenously expressing the Rc and cells transiently or stably transfected with the human Rc. A full-length cDNA clone was isolated and fully sequenced from a human kidney cDNA library. Northern blot analysis of normal human tissues revealed a limited tissue distribution: a single transcript of approximately 2.3 kb was detected in kidney, lung, placenta, and liver. In human embryonic kidney cells (HEK-293, clone C-21) stably transfected with hPTH/PTHrP Rc, a single 85-90 kDa Rc-hormone complex was formed after photolysis in the presence of K13. This covalent cross-linking reaction was specifically inhibited by excess quantities of biologically active 1-34 analogs of bovine (b) PTH or hPTHrP but not by C-terminal and midregion PTH peptides. Photoincorporation of 125I-labeled K13 into the Rc occurred with high efficiency (60-70%), approximately an order of magnitude greater than that achieved with conventional aryl azide cross-linking reagents. These results support the feasibility of our approach for specifically cross-linking a tagged PTH analog to the Rc, as a first step in the effort to identify directly the amino acid residues that constitute the Rc binding site.

published proceedings

  • Biochemistry

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Adams, A. E., Pines, M., Nakamoto, C., Behar, V., Yang, Q. M., Bessalle, R., ... Suva, L. J.

citation count

  • 45

complete list of authors

  • Adams, AE||Pines, M||Nakamoto, C||Behar, V||Yang, QM||Bessalle, R||Chorev, M||Rosenblatt, M||Levine, MA||Suva, LJ

publication date

  • August 1995