Neuroendocrinology Letters incl Psychoneuroimmunology & Chronobiology, Home
Neuroendocrinology Letters Vol. 21 No. 1 Contents
Contact us
Subscription info

NeuroendocrinologyİLetters incl. Psychoneuroimmunology & Chronobiology,
Review -Research Papers.
ISSNİ0172ñ780X Copyrightİ©İ2000 NeuroendocrinologyİLetters

NEL Vol. 21 No. 1
Original Article

2000; 21:47–49


Effect of 24, 25-dihydroxycholecalciferol on the placental immunoreactive calcitonin
by Georg B¸hler, Svetla Balabanova & Julian Rosenthal

Keywords:
GH; GH-RH; estradiol; progesterone

Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: Calcitonin (CT) has a regulative function in calcium (Ca) transfer from mother to the fetus. There are indications that cholecalciferol can play a role in this process. With this background, the effect of 24, 25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (24, 25-DHC) on immunoreactive CT by human placenta at term was studied in vitro.

METHODS: Placental tissue samples were incubated in culture medium with normal total Ca (1.3 mM) concentrations during 6 hours at 37ƒC. 24, 25-DHC was added to the samples.

RESULTS: Addition of 24, 25-DHC in concentrations of 25, 75 and 150 pg/ml was followed by a significant decrease of CT levels in medium. The concentrations decreased from 100% (basis value after 2 hours) to 31%, 46% and 49% respectively.

CONCLUSION: Probably 24, 25-DHC has a modulating effect on the regulation of placental Ca transfer by CT.

 

Neuroendocrinology Letters incl Psychoneuroendocrinology, Chronobiology:
A peer-reviewed transdisciplinary Journal covering neuroendocrinology, psyhoneuroimmunology and chronobiology. Publishing basic and clinical research papers, review articles and state-of the art from the basic research and clinical research. E-mail: info@nel.edu
_______________________________________________________________________________
Copyrightİ©İNeuroendocrinology Letters 2000 incl. Psychoneuroimmunology & Chronobiology
All rights reserved. No part may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or ortherwise, without prior written permission from the Editor-in-Chief: editor@nel.edu