Salmon calcitonin hormone molecule

Salmon calcitonin hormone molecule

C003/3372 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 57.8MB

Downloadable file size: 584.8KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: LAGUNA DESIGN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Salmon calcitonin hormone molecule. Computer model showing the structure of calcitonin from salmon. Atoms are colour-coded spheres (carbon: dark grey, hydrogen: light grey, nitrogen: blue, sulphur: yellow, and oxygen: red). Calcitonin is a linear polypeptide that is produced primarily by parafollicular cells (C-cells) in the thyroid gland. It acts to reduce blood calcium levels by opposing the effects of parathyroid hormone (PTH). Salmon calcitonin is used to treat a number of disorders in humans, including postmenopausal osteoporosis, and hypercalcaemia (high calcium blood levels). It is used as it is rapidly absorbed and eliminated from the body and is therfore safer than the human form.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1, animal, artwork, atom, atoms, biochemical, biochemistry, biological, biology, blood calcium level, calcium regulation, chemical, chemistry, compound, compounds, control, cut out, cut outs, cut-out, cut-outs, cutout, cutouts, drug, endocrine, endocrinology, hormonal, hormone, illustration, levels, linear polypeptide, medicine, molecular model, molecular structure, molecule, one, pharmaceutic, pharmaceutical, pharmaceutics, reduce, reduction, regulator, salmon calcitonin, single, space-fill, space-filled, spacefilled, spacfill, stimulation, thyroid, treatment, white background

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.