Calcitonin and hibernation bone loss in the bat (Myotis lucifugus)

Cornell Vet. 1977 Apr;67(2):265-71.

Abstract

Inhibition of osteocytic osteolysis in bats given calcitonin injections during late hibernation supported previous morphologic evidence that the bone loss during hibernation is associated with decreased calcitonin and increased parathormone activity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bone Resorption* / drug effects
  • Calcitonin / metabolism*
  • Calcitonin / pharmacology
  • Chiroptera / physiology*
  • Femur / anatomy & histology
  • Fibula / anatomy & histology
  • Hibernation*
  • Male
  • Tibia / anatomy & histology

Substances

  • Calcitonin