Cary W. Cooper

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Burn patients are at risk for bone disease due to aluminum (Al) exposure from use of antacids and albumin, partial immobilization, and increased production of endogenous glucocorticoids. Moreover, severely burned children are growth impaired up to 3 years after the burn. To determine the extent of bone disease, we studied nine men and three women, ages(More)
Pentagastrin is a potent stimulator of thyrocalcitonin secretion from "C" cells. Since medulllary carcinoma of the thyroid gland (MCT) is a tumor composed of "C" cells, pentagastrin was used to screen a large kindred with multiple endocrine neoplasia type II (MCT, pheochromocytoma (s), and parathyroid hyperplasia). Four children with no thyroid(More)
Application of the immunoperoxidase bridge technique to the light microscopic localization of C-cells in rat thyroid tissue is described. Guinea pig antisera to rat thyrocalcitonin (TCT) were produced by the injection of highly purified rat TCT (100-300 MRC U/mg) emulsified in complete Freund's adjuvant. A 1:1000 dilution of the antiserum used in this study(More)
The in vitro secretion of PTH by dispersed human parathyroid cells was examined under conditions of low and high extracellular Ca+2 using tissue from patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism resulting from chronic renal failure (CRF). The PTH secretion rate (nanograms of PTH per 10(5) cells/h) was lower in adenomatous tissues than(More)
Previously we found that adult Zucker fatty rats have C-cell hyperplasia and increased thyroidal calcitonin (CT) compared to lean controls. In this study we have evaluated both secretion of CT and responsiveness to CT in order to see whether they, too, were altered. Fat rats and lean littermates, 13-15 months old, were used. CT secretion was provoked by (1)(More)
Salmon calcitonin (sCT) was tested i.v.t. for its ability to produce antinociception in mice as quantitated by the tail-flick, hot-plate and p-phenylquinone (PPQ) writhing tests. sCT from two sources, Bachem (Torrance, CA) and Armour Pharmaceutical Co. (Chicago, IL), was shown to have naloxone reversible antinociceptive activity in the tail-flick and(More)