Bioassay of hormones

George G. Klee

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Bioassay of hormones has a small but important role in defining the physiologic status of selected patients in whom immunoassay results do not correlate with clinical signs and symptoms. This article reviews three sensitive bioassays for hormones, which are based on 1) stimulation of adenylate cyclase in membrane preparations, 2) cytochemical changes in fresh tissue segments or sections, and 3) stimulation of cell replication in the Nb2 lymphoma cell culture. The adenylate cyclase assay using kidney membranes can measure parathyroid hormone (PTH), whereas assays using thyroid membranes can measure both thyrotropin (TSH) and thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins (TSI). The cytochemical assay methods can measure numerous hormones, but the two most promising assays for clinical use are the PTH assay using guinea pig distal convoluted renal tubules and TSH/TSI assay using thyroid follicles. The Nb2 lactogenic assay is sensitive to biologic concentrations of growth hormone, prolactin, and human placental lactogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalHuman Pathology
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Thyroid-Stimulating Immunoglobulins
Biological Assay
Hormones
Parathyroid Hormone
Adenylyl Cyclases
Membranes
Thyroid Gland
Distal Kidney Tubule
Placental Lactogen
Thyrotropin
Immunoassay
Prolactin
Growth Hormone
Signs and Symptoms
Lymphoma
Guinea Pigs
Cell Culture Techniques
Kidney

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In: Human Pathology, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1984, p. 117-121.

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