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ey0019.5-4 | Advances in clinical practice | ESPEYB19

5.4. PTH infusion for seizures in autosomal dominant hypocalcemia type 1

A Sastre , K Valentino , FM Hannan , KE Lines , AK Gluck , M Stevenson , M Ryalls , RJ Gorrigan , D Pullen , J Buck , S Sankaranarayanan , J Allgrove , RV Thakker , EF Gevers

N Engl J Med. 2021 Jul 8;385(2):189-191.Abstract: brief: This study retrospectively analysed a cohort of patients with autosomal dominant hypocalcemia type 1 and recurrent hypocalcemic seizures treated with continuous subcutaneous PTH (1-34) infusions using insulin pumps. Compared to conventional therapy, PTH (1-34)...

ey0019.5-15 | Advances in skeletal biology | ESPEYB19

5.15. Asymmetric activation of the calcium-sensing receptor homodimer

Y Gao , MJ Robertson , SN Rahman , AB Seven , C Zhang , JG Meyerowitz , O Panova , FM Hannan , RV Thakker , H Brauner-Osborne , JM Mathiesen , G Skiniotis

Nature. 2021 Jul;595(7867):455-459.Abstract: https://pubmed-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov/34194040/In brief: Using cryo-electron microscopy, the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is visualized with different ligands demonstrating, in great detail, how calcimimetic drugs lock the CaSR homodimer in an assymetric configuration, exposing one of the two protomers for G-protein coupling, whereas calciolytic dru...

ey0020.3-4 | Advances in Clinical Practice | ESPEYB20

3.4. Skeletal and extraskeletal disorders of biomineralization

MT Collins , G Marcucci , HJ Anders , G Beltrami , JA Cauley , PR Ebeling , R Kumar , A Linglart , L Sangiorgi , DA Towler , R Weston , MP Whyte , ML Brandi , B Clarke , RV Thakker

In Brief: This is a timely and well-written review on disorders of biomineralization and their fundamental mechanisms and by leading experts in the field. This is mandatory reading for any aspiring endocrinologist.Commentary: Biomineralization is a critical physiological process, and deviations from it can cause various diseases. Recent progress has furthered our understanding of the genetic, molecular, and cellular underpinnings of the disorders of biom...