M. P. M. Herrmann-Erlee

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We have isolated and purified a glycoprotein from the corpuscles of Stannius (CS) of trout, which we consider hypocalcin (also called teleocalcin), the major hypocalcemic hormone of fish. This product is present in relatively large amounts in the CS of several species (i.e., European eel, tilapia, goldfish, and carp). Hypocalcin is typically released from(More)
It has been suggested that intracellular Ca2+, in addition to cAMP, plays an important role in PTH-stimulated bone resorption. There is now strong evidence indicating that the osteoblast is the main target cell for PTH action, regulating indirectly, via cell-cell communication, osteoclastic bone resorption. In order to investigate the possible role of free(More)
Products of the Stannius corpuscles (SC) of rainbow trout were tested in an established PTH bioassay involving bone resorption in embryonic mouse calvaria. Aqueous extracts from Stannius corpuscles (SC-homogenate) showed a bone-resorbing activity comparable to PTH in 24-h cultures of calvaria, indicated by a dose-dependent stimulation of lactate production(More)
The present study evaluates the effect of parathyroid hormone (PTH) on intracellular calcium. Intracellular calcium ion concentrations ([Ca2+]i) in fetal rat osteoblasts in primary culture (ROB) and in UMR106-01 osteogenic sarcoma cells were monitored as changes in the ratio (R) of Fura-2 fluorescence intensities in single cells as well as populations of(More)
Primary fetal rat calvarial cell cultures were examined for the expression of different osteoblastic parameters at the single cell level and in the whole population. The presence of the parathyroid hormone (PTH) receptor was studied by employing receptor autoradiography. After 3 days of culture, 10% of the cells expressed the PTH receptor.(More)
The effects of bPTH-(1-84), bPTH-(1-34), [Nle-8, Nle-18, Tyr-34] bPTH-(1-34), bPTH-(1-34) amide (NTA 1-34, desamino bPTH-(1-34), bPTH-(2-34), bPTH-(3-34), and [Nle-8, Nle-18, Tyr-34] bPTH-(3-34) amide (NTA 3-34) were tested in cultured bone cells, isolated from the osteoblast layers of fetal chicken calvaria (cyclic AMP) and in fetal rat calvaria (cyclic(More)
Tissue culture techniques were used to study a number of factors and mechanisms which are important in the development and metabolism of bone tissue. As an example of an external factor influencing bone development, the importance of the composition of the gasphase which is in equilibrium with the fluid bathing osteoblasts and hypertrophic chondrocytes, was(More)
The specific inhibitor of protein kinase C, 1-O-alkyl-2-O-methylglycerol (AMG), was studied for its effect on bone resorption, measured as 45Ca-release, in fetal mouse calvariae. AMG (1 to 50 microM) had no effect on basal bone resorption. AMG inhibited parathyroid hormone (40 nM) induced bone resorption in a dose-dependent manner. Resorption induced by(More)