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Parathyroid Hormone

Encoded by human PTH Gene (Parathyroid Hormone Family), secreted (parathyroid cells) 115-aa 13-kDa (precursor) Parathyroid Hormone elevates blood Ca2+ levels by dissolving the salts in bone and preventing renal excretion. PTH defects cause familial isolated hypoparathyroidism. (NCI) Check for "http://www.cancer.gov/Search/ClinicalTrialsLink.aspx?id=489119&idtype=1" active clinical trials or "http://www.cancer.gov/Search/ClinicalTrialsLink.aspx?id=489119&idtype=1&closed=1" closed clinical trials using this agent. ("http://nciterms.nci.nih.gov:80/NCIBrowser/ConceptReport.jsp?dictionary=NCI_Thesaurus&code=C41027" NCI Thesaurus) [from PDQ]

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Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) is classified into three subtypes: MEN 2A, FMTC (familial medullary thyroid carcinoma), and MEN 2B. All three subtypes involve high risk for development of medullary carcinoma of the thyroid (MTC); MEN 2A and MEN 2B have an increased risk for pheochromocytoma; MEN 2A has an increased risk for parathyroid adenoma or hyperplasia. Additional features in MEN 2B include mucosal neuromas of the lips and tongue, distinctive facies with enlarged lips, ganglioneuromatosis of the gastrointestinal tract, and an asthenic ‘marfanoid’ body habitus. MTC typically occurs in early childhood in MEN 2B, early adulthood in MEN 2A, and middle age in FMTC. [from GeneReviews]

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