We report on the presence of progesterone receptor and its mRNA in a human osteoblast-like cell line (HOS TE85) using recombinant DNA methods, saturation analysis, specific immunoprecipitation with an anti-progesterone receptor antibody, and Northern blot analysis. These osteoblast-like cells were also found to be responsive to progesterone in a dose-dependent fashion through an augmentation in cellular alkaline phosphatase activity. These results support the presence of progesterone receptors in bone cells and suggest a direct effort of progesterone and/or antiprogestins on osteoblast cell function.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 15 1993|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology