Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (09/07/2014 02.31)

Evaluation of the role of “phosphatonin”FGF23 in response to Teriparatide treatment in patients with hypoparathyroidism

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Hypoparathyroidism, a hormonal insufficiency state, is characterized by hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia and low or absent parathyroid hormone (PTH). Unlike other endocrinopathies, these patients don’t have a TOS but use calcium and VitD showing hypercalciuria, nephrocalcinosis. PTH and VitD play a key role in regulating serum levels of phosphate. Recent studies have identified new factors (defined as" phosphatonin ") involved in the regulation of P and its homeostasis. FGF23 was the first to be identified. The aim of this project is to study the effect of parathyroid hormone (PTH) on FGF23. We will evaluate the FGF23 level in refractory hypoparathyroid patients enrolled in the RCT conducted in my SOD titled: Recombinant human parathyroid hormone [rhPTH(1-34):Teriparatide] as therapy for refractory hypoparathyroidism”

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Research Fields

Medical sciences - Medicine

Eligibility criteria

Curriculum Vitae, Scientific title and publications, Interview

Selection process

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination, by means of an interview

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget29997
Frequency of calls12
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year29997
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Firenze - Dipartimento di Chirurgia e Medicina Traslazionale

Public research
Firenze - Italy
055 - 7944259