Physiological roles of parathyroid hormone-related protein

Physiological roles of parathyroid hormone-related protein

Authors

  • Ngan Kam Lai UCLA
  • Dorothy Martinez Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Keywords:

hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroid homrone related protein

Abstract

Background: Parathyroid hormone related peptide (PTHrP) is widely expressed in a variety of normal fetal and adult tissues. Aim of work: Review of these normal physiologic functions of PTHrP in each of these tissues. Method: Performed literature search on pubmed on articles related to PTHrP and physiologic roles. Results: PTHrP is expressed in wide range of sites in the body with roles including relaxation of vessels and smooth muscle cells, and regulation of development. PTHrP also mediates humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy. PTHrP can be falsely elevated in benign conditions. Lastly, PTHrP has a pharmacological role in osteoporosis treatment. Conclusions: PTHrP has many various physiological roles besides mediating humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy. (www.actabiomedica.it)

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23-12-2019

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Lai NK, Martinez D. Physiological roles of parathyroid hormone-related protein. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 23 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];90(4):510-6. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/7715