Category Archives: bone formation

Parathyroid hormone essential for gill formation in zebrafish

A paper by Kwong and Perry from Ottawa in Endocrinlogy reveals that parathyroid hormone 1 (PTH1) in addition to its effects on bone formation is also necessary for the development of proper gills. This is a nice addition to the functions of PTH1 as a regulator of calcium availability.

The paper demonstrates convincingly this new role for PTH1. Recommended!