Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 7 September 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 36, p. nf71
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.36.nf71]

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Get Out of the Way

Parathyroid hormone builds more bone when a similar protein is absent

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/36/nf71

Abstract: When a crew builds a house, plumbing installation speeds up if the carpenters get out of the way. Similarly, a bone-manufacturing protein works better in animals that lack another bone molecule, new work reveals. The findings might help researchers fine-tune therapy for osteoporosis patients.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Get Out of the Way. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (36), nf71 (2005).

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