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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 22 October 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 42, p. nw143
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.42.nw143]

NOTEWORTHY ARTICLES

Bone Surprise

Hormone reveals unexpected skeleton-bolstering power

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2003/42/nw143

Key Words: NF{kappa}B • LRP5 • JNK • VEGF • Flk • osteosclerosis

Abstract: A hormone renowned for goading the thyroid gland now reveals a talent for restraining bone destruction, according to new work. The study uncovers an unexpected reason why an overactive thyroid triggers osteoporosis, and it could lead researchers to novel bone-boosting drugs.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Bone Surprise. Sci. SAGE KE 2003 (42), nw143 (2003).

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