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This report describes the isolation of teleocalcin, a glycoprotein hormone from the corpuscles of Stannius (CS) of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), using affinity, gel exclusion, and ion exchange chromatography. In discontinuous, gradient (10-20%) SDS gels under nonreducing conditions, teleocalcin had an estimated molecular weight of of 39,300 and(More)
Stanniocalcin (STC) is a hormone that is synthesized and secreted by the corpuscles of stannius (CS), endocrine glands that are unique to the bony fishes. The hormone inhibits Ca2+ transport from the aquatic environment into the bloodstream by way of the gills. Previous in vitro studies by our laboratory have shown that STC secretion is positively regulated(More)
This is a comparative study of the glycoprotein hormone, teleocalcin, from the corpuscles of Stannius of sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) and coho (O. kisutch) salmon. Coho teleocalcin was purified by the same procedures used previously to obtain sockeye teleocalcin and was obtained in a comparable yield. Both salmon teleocalcins had the same molecular weight(More)
This report describes the characterization of an antiserum to salmon teleocalcin, a glycoprotein hormone that has recently been isolated from sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka, corpuscles of Stannius (CS). Immunodiffusion studies showed that teleocalcin was immunologically identical in four species of Pacific salmon. Histological staining of adjacent(More)
  • D H Copp
  • 1994
In 1954, when I gave a talk on calcium homeostasis at the first Gordon Conference on Bones and Teeth, it was recognized that the level of ionic calcium in the plasma and body fluids must be maintained with precision, since it is critically important for a number of vital processes. However, very little was known of the mechanisms involved and I decided to(More)
Stanniocalcin (STC) is an inhibitor of gill Ca2+ transport that is produced by the corpuscles of Stannius, endocrine glands in bony fish. In young rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), there are cyclical changes in the rate of gill Ca2+ transport, with alternating phases of accelerated and reduced uptake every 14 days. Previous studies by our laboratory have(More)