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Title: Effect of oophorectomy on expression of calcium sensing receptor mRNA in rat duodenal mucosa
Authors: Mehrotra, M
Gupta, S K
Tiwari, S
Agarwal, A
Kumar, K
Awasthi, P K
Godbole, M M
Issue Date: Jan-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Calcium sensing receptor (CaR) in duodenal mucosa may be involved in active calcium absorption. Estrogen deficiency results in decreased intestinal calcium absorption. Effects of bilateral oophorectomy (OVX) have been studied on calcium homeostasis, bone mineral density (BMD) and CaR mRNA levels in duodenal mucosa at 4 weeks in adult female Sprague Dawley rats and compared with those in sham-operated and control group. There was no significant change in serum corrected calcium, inorganic phophorous, calcidiol and intact parathyroid hormone in all the three groups. OVX rats had a significant decline in serum estrogen (E2) levels and alkaline phosphatase. They also had a significant decrease in BMD (DXA) at lumbar spine in vivo, and proximal and d istal tibia in vitro while there was no significant change in serum E2 and BMD parameters in sham-operated and control rats. Northern blot analysis revealed no significant change in the CaR mRNA expression in duodenal mucosa in all three groups. The results suggests that CaR mRNA expression in duodenal mucosa is not affected by physiological circulating concentrations of estradiol in rats.
Page(s): 41-46
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.41(01) [January 2003]

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