Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

G. Perry
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
USA
Email: lddd@benthamscience.org

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Genetic Approaches for Finding Osteoporosis Genes: Implication for Clinical Therapeutics

Author(s): Dong-Hai Xiong, Robert R. Recker, Hong-Wen Deng.

Abstract:

Osteoporosis, a common complex disease determined by multiple genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors, is mainly characterised by low bone density, leading to increased risk of low trauma fractures. Genetic factors play an important role in the etiopathogenesis of osteoporosis and may also influence its treatment. It is hoped that the ever-increasing genetics / genomics knowledge and techniques will greatly advance the research and treatment of osteoporosis.

Keywords: osteoporosis, genetics, etiopathogenesis, drug discovery, treatment, new strategies

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Article Details

VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2004
Page: [344 - 352]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1570180043398669
Price: $58