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Recently, the presence of monomeric CT in plasma and milk was reported by others in a lactating woman surgically thyroidectomized. Similarly, the placenta was thought to be a possible source of CT. Since such findings were based exclusively on immunological arguments, we have investigated the CT gene expression in these rat tissues. CT mRNAs were detected(More)
The physiological effect of 1,25-(OH)2D3 on the regulation of calcitonin (CT) secretion was studied by measuring plasma CT levels and CT mRNAs extracted from thyroid glands of normal (D+) or partially vitamin D-depleted rats (D-). In both groups, acute 1,25-(OH)2D3 administration of 0.1 microgram/kg b.w. yielded an early drop in plasma calcium(More)
The etiology of the alterations in calcitonin (CT) secretion and plasma calcium of genetically obese (fa/fa) rats is unknown. In this study, we tested the postulate that there is an early occurrence of abnormalities in CT biosynthesis by thyroid glands of these rodents. Male genetically obese Zucker (fa/fa) rats and their lean littermates were therefore(More)
Vitamin D metabolites are able to change plasma calcitonin (CT) levels, but nothing is known about a possible effect at the CT gene level. Here we have investigated the acute effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3) on the CT biosynthetic activity of thyroid glands from adult rats. Plasma CT levels were significantly increased (X2) 1 and 2 h after(More)
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