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Parathyroid Hormone

Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is initially synthesized as a 115 amino acid precursor polypeptide that is called preproPTH, by the parathyroid chief cells. It is then cleaved to proPTH (90 amino acids) and finally to intact PTH molecule (84 amino acids).…

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Cyclospora…

Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the unicellular, coccidian parasiteCyclospora cayetanensis. Transmission occurs by ingestion of fecally contaminated food or water. Cyclospora oocysts are not killed by routine chemical disinfection…

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Bone Turnover Markers

The adult skeleton is continuously undergoing remodeling. Existing bone is resorbed by osteoclasts and replaced with new bone produced by osteoblasts. During skeletal growth, rates of formation exceed resorption resulting in net gain of bone. Later…