Panan Suntornsaratoon

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Despite being widely recognized as the important bone-derived phosphaturic hormone, whether fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-23 modulated intestinal calcium absorption remained elusive. Since FGF-23 could reduce the circulating level of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D₃ [1,25(OH)₂D₃], FGF-23 probably compromised the 1,25(OH)₂D₃-induced intestinal calcium absorption.(More)
Elevated plasma levels of prolactin (PRL) have been reported in several physiological and pathological conditions, such as lactation, prolactinoma, and dopaminergic antipsychotic drug uses. Although PRL is a calcium-regulating hormone that stimulates intestinal calcium absorption in lactating rats, whether PRL is capable of stimulating calcium absorption in(More)
The lactogenic hormone prolactin (PRL) directly regulates osteoblast functions in vitro and modulates bone remodeling in nulliparous rats, but its osteoregulatory roles in pregnant and lactating rats with physiological hyperprolactinemia remained unclear. Herein, bone changes were investigated in rats treated with bromocriptine (Bromo), an inhibitor of(More)
Besides calcium accretion in the cortical envelope, a marked increase in the length of long bone was observed in pregnant and lactating rats, and thus the growth plate change was anticipated. Since several bone changes, such as massive trabecular bone resorption in late lactation, were found to be prolactin (PRL)-dependent, PRL may also be responsible for(More)
During lactation, osteoclast-mediated bone resorption and intestinal calcium hyperabsorption help provide extra calcium for lactogenesis. Since the suckling-induced surge of pituitary prolactin (PRL) rapidly stimulates calcium absorption in lactating rats, it is hypothesized that pre-suckling oral calcium supplementation should be an efficient regimen to(More)
Although it has been clearly shown that Pueraria mirifica and its phytoestrogens can mimic estrogen in preventing bone loss, as osteoporosis is an asymptomatic disease, the therapeutic effects of P. mirifica should be acknowledged. In this study, 6-month-old female rats were ovariectomized, kept for 4 weeks to induce bone loss, divided into five groups, and(More)
Adequate dietary calcium intake and the enhanced intestinal calcium absorption in lactating mothers have long been postulated to prevent maternal bone loss and benefit neonatal bone growth. We recently showed that calcium supplementation just before breastfeeding efficiently alleviated lactation-induced bone loss in dams as well as increased milk calcium(More)
In estrogen-deficient rodents with osteopenia, repetitive exposure to mild-to-moderate stress, which mimics the chronic aversive stimuli (CAS) of the modern urban lifestyle in postmenopausal women, has been hypothesized to cause the bone microstructure to further deteriorate. Recently, we have provided evidence in rats that voluntary impact exercise, e.g.,(More)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) often occurs concurrently with high blood cholesterol or dyslipidemia. Although T2DM has been hypothesized to impair bone microstructure, several investigations showed that, when compared to age-matched healthy individuals, T2DM patients had normal or relatively high bone mineral density (BMD). Since cholesterol and lipids(More)
Since hyperprolactinemia was found to induce osteopenia in the metaphysis of long bone in non-mated female rats, pregnant and lactating rats with sustainedly high plasma prolactin (PRL) levels might also exhibit some changes in their long bones. We performed a longitudinal study in pregnant, lactating and post-weaning rats, using dual-energy X-ray(More)