calcitonin


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calcitonin

[kal·sə′tō·nən]
(biochemistry)
A polypeptide, calcium-regulating hormone produced by the ultimobranchial bodies in vertebrates. Also known as thyrocalcitonin.
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Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP): a new target for migraine.
The pathobiology of the human calcitonin (C)-cell: a review.
Calcitonin measurement to detect medullary thyroid carcinoma in nodular goiter: German evidence-based consensus recommendation.
The analgesic activity of calcitonin has been demonstrated in several trials in patients suffering from different painful skeletal conditions [13-15].
* The report reviews key players involved in Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide (CGRP) targeted therapeutics and enlists all their major and minor projects
Calcitonin treatment is infrequently used in the management of Paget's disease.
Immunohistochemical detection of thyroid transcription factor-1, thyroglobulin, and calcitonin in canine normal, hyperplastic, and neoplastic thyroid gland.
injection of two peptides of the calcitonin family, CGRP and adrenomedullin, increase c-Fos expression in the spinal cord of rats.
Treatment of central giant-cell granuloma of the jaw with calcitonin. Int J Maxillofac Surg 1999; 28:372-376.
Sundler, "Calcitonin gene-related peptide in rat salivary glands: neuronal localization, depletion upon nerve stimulation, and effects on salivation in relation to substance P," Neuroscience, vol.26, no.
Low values of serum calcium (6.89 [+ or -] 0.2 mg/ dl), 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (12.68 [+ or -] 0.18ng/ml) and high value of parathyroid hormone (35.6[+ or -] 1.47pg/ml) and alkaline phosphatase (319.98 [+ or -] 33.93U/L) with normal values of calcitonin (18.35 [+ or -] 1.33 pg/ml) and inorganic phosphorous (3.80 [+ or -] 0.22mg/dl) in growing pups of group A were suggestive of rickets owing to hypovitamonosis D (Hazewinkel, 1993).
Immunohistochemistry revealed diffusely positive calcitonin staining and was negative for thyroglobulin (Figure 5).