Experimentelle Befunde zur Funktion der C-Zellen bei gestörtem Calciumstoffwechsel

  • H. Lietz
  • E. Altenähr
Part of the Symposion der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie in Ulm vom 26.—28. Februar 1970 book series (ENDOKRINOLOGIE, volume 16)

Experimental Studies on the Function of C-Cells in Impaired Calcium Metabolism

Summary

The mitotic activity of thyroid C-cells in the rat was studied by 3H-thymidine autoradiography. The influence of low calcium diet, of low calcium and low phosphorus diet, of PTH and glycerophosphate was investigated. The number of labelled C-cells corresponded neither to the level of serum calcium nor to that of serum phosphorus. Mitotic activity was stimulated by low calcium diet and suppressed by exogenous PTH and glycerophosphate. From the experiments we hypothesize that the physiological role of calcitonin might be inhibition of bone resorption under conditions of restricted calcium intake.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Lietz
    • 1
  • E. Altenähr
    • 1
  1. 1.Pathologisches InstitutUniversität HamburgDeutschland

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