Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 14 January 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 2, p. nf7
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.2.nf7]


Skeleton Key

Lipid-processing enzyme weakens bones

R. John Davenport

Abstract: A protein that oxidizes fat molecules also whittles bones, according to new research. The work shows that rodents with alterations in this enzyme gain a stronger skeleton. The molecule might exert its power by persuading stem cells to become fat cells rather than bone cells.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Skeleton Key. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (2), nf7 (2004).

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