The disappearance rate of immunoreactive plasma parathyroid hormone (iPTH) was studied, employing two different antisera, following removal of parathyroid adenoma in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. One antisera contained antibodies against both the NH2 region and the COOH terminal of the molecule (antiserum 211/32, Wellcome Laboratories), the other contained antibodies against antigenic sites of the terminal COOH portion (Immuno Nuclear Corporation antiserum). The iPTH plasma level dropped in all patients following removal of the adenoma. The half-life was longer than that of the native hormone and shorter than that of the terminal fragment with both antisera, being 38.8 min for the 211/32 and 32.9 min for the I.N.C. antiserum. Whilst this finding might be expected for the 211/32 antiserum, on account of its characteristics, it is difficult to offer an explanation for the observed half-life of the I.N.C. anti serum which is specific for the terminal COOH region. These results appear to suggest that the terminal COOH fragment may be further metabolized and that its longer half-life, observed by other authors, is due to the antisera used recognizing the antigenic sites in a fragment smaller than the terminal COOH portion of the molecule, rather than to the effective half-life of the entire fragment.
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|Titolo:||[Studies of the half-life of plasma parathyroid hormone: rate of disappearance of immunoreactive fragments of the hormone after surgical removal of the parathyroid adenoma in primary hyperparathyroidism].|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1979|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|