The expression, regulation and functional significance of multiple peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma transcript variants in bone were studied. PPARG transcripts giving rise to PPARg-1 protein were expressed in human osteoblasts, whereas PPARG-2 transcript and protein remained virtually absent. PPARG expression underwent homologous regulation, was upregulated during differentiation and directly induced by the osteogenic hormone dexamethasone, suggesting a role for PPARg-1 in osteogenesis. Differences between the stabilities of PPARG-1, -3 and -4 were observed. We hypothesize that cell-specific expression patterns of multiple PPARG transcript variants encoding for the same protein but differing in mRNA stabilities enable a fine-tuning of PPARG action, which eventually supports a well-adjusted signal transduction between the cell and its environment. (C) 2008 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||FEBS Letters. Journal for the Rapid Publication of Short Reports in Biochemistry .....|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|