Effect of PTH on Osteocyte Ultrastructure

  • B. Krempien
  • E. Friedrich
  • E. Ritz
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 103)


Parathyroid hormone (PTH) has been shown to cause an increase in the fraction of activated osteocytes, to induce periosteocytic osteolysis, to produce histochemical changes in osteocytes and to affect osteocyte ultrastructure (1,2,3). Analogous findings have been observed in osteocytes of patients suffering from primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism (4,5,6,7).


Golgi Apparatus Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Cytoplasmic Process Renal Osteodystrophy Solvent Injection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Krempien
    • 1
  • E. Friedrich
    • 1
  • E. Ritz
    • 1
  1. 1.Depts. of Pathol. and Int. Med.University of Heidelberg69 HeidelbergGermany

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