The development of the parathyroid gland: from fish to human

@article{Zajac2008TheDO,
  title={The development of the parathyroid gland: from fish to human},
  author={Jeffrey D. Zajac and Janine A Danks},
  journal={Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={353–356}
}
  • J. ZajacJ. Danks
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Purpose of reviewThe purpose of this review is to describe the development and function of the parathyroid gland from fish to mammals. We describe the molecular mechanisms regulating parathyroid gland embryogenesis and the clinical syndromes related to mutations in control genes. Recent findingsRecent studies have shown that fish express parathyroid hormone. This is contrary to the long held view that the earliest animals to possess parathyroid hormone were amphibians. Two fish species have… 

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