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Morphology of thyroid C-cells and parathyroid glands in summer-active little brown bats, Myotis lucifugus lucifugus, with particular reference to pregnancy and lactation



Morphology of thyroid C-cells and parathyroid glands in summer-active little brown bats, Myotis lucifugus lucifugus, with particular reference to pregnancy and lactation



American Journal of Anatomy 178(4): 421-427



Morphological studies of thyroid C-cells and morphometric analyses of parathyroid glands in summer-active little brown bats indicated concomitant regulatory endocrine functions correlating with bone remodeling. C-cells apparently maintain maximal activity throughout the summer-active period in all bats. However, the hyperactivity of the parathyroid glands in summer-active female bats can be correlated with the maintenance of plasma calcium concentrations during lactation, when the female skeleton undergoes a period of bone demineralization. In summer-active male bats, which did not lose bone, the parathyroid glands did not show morphological evidence of hyperactivity; instead they were found to exhibit moderate parathyroid activity.

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DOI: 10.1002/aja.1001780411


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