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Endocrine Disease

Women are ten times as likely to suffer from thyroid disorders as men. In addition, over 13 million women suffer from diabetes, and osteoporosis affects 40 million people a year in the U.S. These and other disorders of the endocrine system are caused by pregnancy and aging, or are secondary to other pathologies. Many imbalances in the endocrine system result in metabolic diseases, reproductive issues, and problems with growth and development.

Endocrine Research Tools

The endocrine system allows for sustained, chemical communication throughout the body in the form of secreted hormones. There are eight endocrine glands, as well as numerous tissues with endocrine function located throughout the body. Continuous Cell Lines, Primary Cells, and hTERT Immortalized Cell Lines - Browse our collection to find the ideal physiological model for your endocrine cell needs.


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hTERT immortalized cells

Primary cells

Osteoporosis

Bone growth and remodeling rely on the actions of osteoblasts, which deposit mineral and organic bone components, and osteoclasts, which resorb those components. Because of the difficulty in isolating pure cultures of these cells, ATCC provides several resources for investigating bone diseases, including osteoblasts, osteoclast progenitors, and cells isolated from bone marrow. 


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Thyroid Hormone Disorders

The thyroid gland secretes triiodothyronine and thyroxine, hormones that are crucial for regulating metabolism. Often, thyroid hormones can be over- or under-expressed as a result of metabolic changes related to pregnancy, menopause, or thyroid and parathyroid tumors, resulting in weight gain, lethargy, muscle weakness, and alterations in mood. ATCC has normal and tumor thyroid cell lines derived from human, mouse and rat donors. 


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