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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 28 April 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 17, p. nf45
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.17.nf45]

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Bad to the Bone

Proteins that build skeletons in embryos promote bone loss in the aged

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/17/nf45

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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