Amylin is a 37-amino acid peptide, structurally related to calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP), adrenomedullin and calcitonin (CT). It is co-secreted with insulin from the pancreatic ß-cell. There is increasing evidence from rodent models that amylin may play an important role in the regulation of mineral metabolism, particularly Ca (Cooper, 1997). However, such a role has never been investigated in a ruminant model. The aim of this study was, therefore, to investigate a role for amylin in the regulation of Ca and metabolism of other minerals in lactating goats.
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 58, , 209-210, 1998
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