THE ACTIONS OF THE HORMONE, CALCITONIN, ON BONE AND CALCIUM METABOLISM.

Grant number: 1058189 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

Calcitonin is a hormone whose main action has long been regarded as the slowing down of bone breakdown, however, its importance in human physiology is unknown. The aim of this study is to understand the role of calcitonin in regulating bone formation and protecting the skeleton in times of calcium stress, such as lactation. These results will greatly advance our understanding of the control of bone and calcium homeostasis, which will have implications for the treatment of bone disorders.