thyrocalcitonin


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Related to thyrocalcitonin: thyroxine, triiodothyronine, parathyroid hormone
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thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone

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Determinations of thyroglobulin (a protein made by thyroid cells) and thyrocalcitonin (a hormone made by cells within the thyroid that don't produce T3 and T4) are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer.
Thyrocalcitonin from the thyroid has the opposite effect, causing a decrease in blood serum levels of calcium during events of hypercalcemia.
In terms of the segmentation varieties, China's chemosynthetic polypeptide drug market is mainly composed of thymalfasin, thymopentin, somatostatin, octreotide and thyrocalcitonin, which is much different from product composition in developed polypeptide drug market abroad.
Parathyroid hormone (PTH), thyrocalcitonin (CT) and bone Gla-containing protein (BGP) contents in the serum were determined by a radioimmunoassay procedure (the tracer was 125I).