Immunocytological evidence for parathyroid hormone in human fetal parathyroid glands.

Immunostaining with antiserum to bovine parathyroid hormone (PTH) was used to delineate the immunoreactive PTH (iPTH)-containing cells of parathyroid glands from 1 anencephalic and 29 normal human fetuses. The antiserum (GPO 3) cross-reacted with human PTH and recognized the carboxyl-terminal fragments of the PTH molecule. No iPTH-containing cells were… CONTINUE READING