Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0005p246 | Genetics and Epigenetics | ECTS2016

In a population based association study: IAPP gene variants are not associated with bone phenotypes in elderly women

Mitchell Adam , Grabowski Peter , Luthman Holger , Akesson Kristina , McGuigan Fiona

Skeletal strength, maintained through bone remodelling, is regulated through complex communication networks between bone cells and other tissues including endocrine cells. Bone also functions as an endocrine organ in its own right. The peptide hormone amylin (or Islet Amyloid Polypeptide (IAPP)), has links to both bone and energy metabolism. A member of the calcitonin family of peptides, it is co-secreted with insulin from pancreatic β-cells and is linked with diabetes-as...

ba0005p364 | Osteoporosis: pathophysiology and epidemiology | ECTS2016

Peak bone mass and quantitative ultrasound bone properties in young adulthood: a study in the PEAK-25 cohort

Sandstrom Linnea , McGuigan Fiona , Callreus Mattias , Akesson Kristina

Peak bone mass, typically reached in the third decade, is the highest bone mass acquired after completion of normal growth. Attaining a higher young adult bone mass may contribute to a lower risk of fragility fractures later in life. Few studies have specifically investigated quantitative ultrasound (QUS) in relation to peak bone mass in young adult women. The study objectives were to describe normative QUS values for 25 year old women and how extremes of body weight relate to...