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Current Genomics


ISSN (Print): 1389-2029
ISSN (Online): 1875-5488

Bone Disease - Current Knowledge and Future Prospects

Author(s): Francesca Lazner, Ernst Wolvetang, Daniel Lazner and Paul Hertzog

Volume 2, Issue 2, 2001

Page: [91 - 124] Pages: 34

DOI: 10.2174/1389202013351048

Price: $65


The advent of genomics approaches to studying human disease have yielded a large number of genes and gene families that are involved in the process of bone formation and bone remodeling. The identification and characterization of these genes has provided significant insights into the pathogenesis of numerous human bone diseases. This review details current understanding of the role of many of these genes in bone development and disease. We review the current status of bone disease prevention/treatment modalities and describe how recent advances in our understanding of the molecules responsible for different aspects of osteoblast, osteoclast and chondrocyte function may provide novel biochemical markers and treatment strategies for bone disease.

Keywords: Bone Disease, Aromatase Deficieny, linked dominant Conradi-Hunermann, Down Syndrome skeletal abnormalities, Ellis-van Creveld syndrome, Crouzon syndrome, Apert syndrome, Pfeiffer syndrome, multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED), achondroplasia

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