Human Procalcitonin is a peptide hormone mainly produced by the C beef of the thyroid and assertive endocrine beef of the lung. Under accustomed announcement conditions, procalcitonin is anon broken into three specific fragments, an N terminal residue, calcitonin and katacalcin. Levels of chapped procalcitonin acceleration decidedly afterwards bacterial infection, agony or shock. Calcitonin causes a accelerated but brief bead in the akin of calcium and phosphate in claret by announcement the assimilation of these ions in bone. Recombinant procalcitonin comprises a 114 amino acerbic fragment (3-116) agnate to the chapped procalcitonin protein and is bidding in E. coli with an amino-terminal hexahistidine.
Human Procalcitonin Description