TITLE

Breaking into bone biology: target practice

AUTHOR(S)
Choi, Yongwon; Walsh, Matthew C; Arron, Joseph R
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Nature Medicine;Feb2009, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p144
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on research on alternative methods to prevent osteoporosis. It states that two cell types play an important role in bone biology: osteoclasts, which resorb bone, and osteoblasts, which build bone up. It mentions that treatments such as biphosphonates work to block bone loss. It comments on the development of drugs to block specifically the termination differential of osteoclasts.
ACCESSION #
36386735

 

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