Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 28 April 2004
Bad to the Bone
Proteins that build skeletons in embryos promote bone loss in the aged
Abstract: A turncoat lurks in the elderly skeleton. New research shows that proteins that build bone during youth promote its destruction later in life by prodding bone-dissolving cells into action. The results could lead to treatments to strengthen aging bone and fight diseases such as osteoporosis.
Citation: M. Leslie, Bad to the Bone. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (17), nf45 (2004).
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