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Presence of Pth-Like and Pth-Related Peptide-Like Molecules in Submammalian Vertebrates

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For more content, see Archives Néerlandaises de Zoologie (Vol 1-17) and Animal Biology (Vol 53 and onwards).

The endocrine Stannius corpuscles (CS) of holostean and teleostean fishes produce molecules resembling mammalian parathyroid hormone (PTH). We have shown that extracts of eel CS contain proteins related to these PTH-related peptides (PTHrp) and, furthermore, that reptiles, amphibians, fish and Agnatha have DNA fragments homologous to the chicken PTHrp gene.

Affiliations: 1: Laboratoire de Physiologie Générale el Comparée du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, URA-CNRS 090, 7 rue Cuvier 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France


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