Calcitonin, Parathyroid Hormone and Insulin Concentrations in Sera from Patients with Gastrinoma

  • M. Cecchettin
  • A. Albertini
  • G. Bonora
  • P. Vezzadini
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 106)

Abstract

The most recent studies of endocrinology have noted a close relationship between gastro-enteric hormones and phosphorus-calcium balance regulator hormones in different physiological conditions. The existence of one or more substances (hormones or electrolytes) capable of completing the last links of this chain is evident. The disorders of gastro-enteric hormones and those of phosphorus-calcium metabolism are always mutually interesting; in fact, hypercalcemia accompanies the highest levels of gastrinaemia in some patients; calcitonin inhibits gastric secretion, and vice-versa gastrin stimulates calcitonin release. Previous studies led us, in agreement with data of other authors, to suggest the hypothesis of the existence of a gastrin-calcitonin system in the regulation of phosphoremia.

Keywords

Adenoma Glucagon Calcitonin Hyperparathyroidism Hypercalcemia 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Cecchettin
    • 1
  • A. Albertini
    • 1
  • G. Bonora
    • 1
  • P. Vezzadini
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto di Chimica, Facoltà Medica E.U.L.O. di Brescia I Clinica Medica Generale e Terapia MedicaUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly

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