Some tumors elaborate a phosphaturic factor, "phosphatonin," that is unlike known peptide or sterol hormones. The same, or a similar, factor may exist in hypophosphatemic mice and humans with X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets. Such a factor may play a role in the control of phosphate homeostasis in normal physiological states.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||News in Physiological Sciences|
|State||Published - Oct 1 1997|
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