Calcitonin gene-related peptide during sweating in young healthy women
2005 (English)In: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation, ISSN 0378-7346, Vol. 60, no 3, 149-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) concentrations are increased in postmenopausal women and castrated men with symptomatic flushing. We wanted to determine if a CGRP increase exists in the plasma of healthy fertile-age women during sweating. Plasma concentrations of CGRP were measured by radioimmunoassay at maximal sweating during a sauna session and during bicycle exercise both at maximal and 70% of maximal work capacity in 8 healthy women of fertile age. Plasma concentrations of CGRP were unaffected (>90% statistical power) during both experimental sessions. We suggest that sweating itself does not expiai n the rise in CGRP concentrations observed in flushing postmenopausal women. Copyright © 2005 S. Karger AG.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 60, no 3, 149-153 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31051DOI: 10.1159/000086208Local ID: 16769OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-31051DiVA: diva2:251874