The relationship between apelin and parathyroid hormone in hemodialysis patients.


Both apelin and parathyroid hormone (PTH) are endogenous ligands for G-protein-coupled receptors. Apelin acts as a mitogenic agent for osteoblasts, and metabolic bone abnormalities are frequently seen in hemodialysis (HD) patients because of hyperparathyroidism. The aim of this study was to analyze plasma apelin levels in HD patients and to determine… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/0886022X.2012.700675


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