Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 209–211 | Cite as

Effects of salmon calcitonin on blood glucose and insulin levels under basal conditions and after intravenous glucose load

  • A. Petralito
  • M. Lunetta
  • A. Liuzzo
  • C. E. Fiore
  • G. Heynen
Short Communication


A study of the effects of salmon calcitonin (sCT) infusion on blood sugar and serum insulin levels under basal conditions and after intravenous glucose load in normal subjects is reported. Under basal conditions, a 30 min infusion of sCT at approximately a rate of 1 U/min produced a highly significant increase in the blood sugar (p < 0.01) and a highly significant decrease in the serum insulin levels (p < 0.01). After intravenous glucose load, there was a decrease of the coefficient of glucose utilization and of the insulin response both of which were highly significant (p < 0.01).


Calcitonin blood glucose serum insulin 


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© Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE) 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Petralito
    • 1
  • M. Lunetta
    • 2
  • A. Liuzzo
    • 1
  • C. E. Fiore
    • 1
  • G. Heynen
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto di Semeiotica Medica IUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Malattie del RicambioUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  3. 3.Radioimmunoassay LaboratoryUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium

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