BOY FRAME, M.D.; SUDHAKER D. RAO, M.B.B.S.
Despite a life span of several decades, the field of bone and mineral metabolism is still in its embryonic stage. Although understanding of diseases affecting parathyroid glands and the skeleton has greatly improved, many questions are still unanswered. This was the overall impression at the VII International Conference on Calcium-Regulating Hormones, recently held in Estes Park, Colorado.
Recent advances in molecular biology and genetic bioengineering have paved the way for better understanding of intracellular events in hormone secretion. Until recently it has been difficult to obtain intact human parathyroid hormones (PTH) either for laboratory use or for clinical trials. Synthetic
FRAME B, RAO SD. Calcium-Regulating Hormones. Ann Intern Med. ;93:928–930. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-6-928
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(6):928-930.
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