Presence by radioimmunoassay of a calcitonin-like substance in porcine pituitary glands.

@article{Catherwood1980PresenceBR,
  title={Presence by radioimmunoassay of a calcitonin-like substance in porcine pituitary glands.},
  author={Bayard D. Catherwood and Leonard John Deftos},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={1980},
  volume={106 6},
  pages={1886-91}
}
We studied acidic acetone extracts of whole porcine pituitary glands for the presence of immunoreactive calcitonin (CT) using a porcine CT (pCT) RIA which did not react with other known pituitary hormones. Four preparations of porcine pituitary extract contained immunoreactive CT. Three of these displayed inhibition of binding parallel to that of authentic pCT in the pCT RIA and contained a single peak of immunoreactivity similar to pCT when studied by two different gel filtration… CONTINUE READING