Tests of linkage and association of PTH/PTHrP receptor type 1 gene with bone mineral density and height in Caucasians

Abstract

Parathyroid hormone/parathyroid hormone-related peptide receptor type 1 (PTHR1) plays an important role in calcium metabolism. It was previously shown to influence variation in bone mineral density (BMD). To investigate its importance in a typical U.S. Caucasian population, we tested linkage or association of the PTHR1 gene with BMD and height. Altogether… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00774-005-0643-2

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