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Primates

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 395–404 | Cite as

Developmental changes of plasma alkaline phosphatase, calcium, and inorganic phosphorus in relation to the growth of bones in the Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata)

  • Akiko Takenaka
  • Shuniji Gotoh
  • Tsuyoshi Watanabe
  • Osamu Takenaka
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Abstract

The plasma levels of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), calcium, and inorganic phosphorus in the Japanese macaque were measured during its growing period. The plasma ALP level within two days after birth was 818±186 IU/1, and the level showed a temporary peak at about 2 months of age (2747±763 IU/1). The ALP level formed a plateau from 1 to 3 years of age, then decreased again and reached finally an adult level (211±71 IU/1). Sex differences were observed twice during the animal's lifetime, from 6 to 9 months of age and from 3 to 7 years of age. On integration of this complicated curve, a correlation was observed with the development of the length of the bones. The plasma levels of calcium and inorganic phosphorus which were high within two days after birth, reached adult levels at 3 months and 5 years of age, respectively.

Key Words

ALP Ca Development Japanese macaque 

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© Japan Monkey Centre 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akiko Takenaka
    • 1
  • Shuniji Gotoh
    • 1
  • Tsuyoshi Watanabe
    • 1
  • Osamu Takenaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Primate Research InstituteKyoto UniversityInuyama, AichiJapan

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