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      Anomalous Rise of Serum Osteocalcin Following Desf errioxamine Treatment in Aluminium Intoxication

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          A patient with impaired renal function, severe osteomalacia and aluminium intoxication is described. In response to Desferal (desferrioxamine) treatment, serum osteocalcin rose 8-fold whereas serum alkaline phosphatase and procollagen I peptide levels changed little. Chromatographic separation showed that the measured osteocalcin coeluted with intact osteocalcin. The osteocalcin in the serum probably comes from the liberation of pre-existing osteocalcin from the bone, concomitant with aluminium mobilisation, rather than by stimulation of de novo synthesis.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1993
          1993
          12 December 2008
          : 65
          : 2
          : 245-248
          Affiliations
          aCharles Salt Research Centre, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital, Oswestry; bDepartment of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
          Article
          187482 Nephron 1993;65:245–248
          10.1159/000187482
          8247187
          © 1993 S. Karger AG, Basel

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