Parathyroid Hormone Metabolism in Normal and Uremic Man

  • N. Lustenberger
  • R. Hehrmann
  • H. Jüppner
  • R. D. Hesch
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 103)


For low-molecular weight proteins, the kidney is regarded to be a primary organ of catabolism by means of glomerular filtration and tubular metabolism (1). In chronic renal failure increased plasma levels of low-molecular weight proteins (“middle molecules”, MW 350–2.000) are assumed to be toxic, contributing to the “uremic syndrome” (2).


Parathyroid Hormone Chronic Renal Failure Uremic Patient Human Parathyroid Hormone Disappearance Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Lustenberger
    • 1
  • R. Hehrmann
    • 1
  • H. Jüppner
    • 1
  • R. D. Hesch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department Innere MedizinMedizinische HochschuleHannoverW. Germany

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