Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0003pp174 | Cell biology: osteocytes | ECTS2014

Structural analysis of tooth and jawbone in a type 2 diabetes mouse model

Repp Felix , Kollmannsberger Philip , Roschger Andreas , Roschger Paul , Wagermaier Wolfgang , Fratzl Peter , Weinkamer Richard

In type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients, an increased fracture risk is observed, although the bone mineral density is even higher than in non-diabetic patients. This raises the question of the quality of the organic and inorganic matrix in bone1–3. T2DM is also known to forward dysfunctions in the development of soft tissues such as brittle skin due to cross-linking of the collagen or inflammation of the gingiva. For the latter, a possible influence of diab...

ba0005p37 | Bone biomechanics and quality | ECTS2016

Elemental composition of compact human bone correlated with the osteocyte network

Roschger Andreas , Roschger Paul , Repp Felix , Wagermaier Wolfgang , Weinkamer Richard , Klaushofer Klaus , Fratzl Peter

Spatial distributions of major and minor chemical elements are supposed to change during tissue maturation and due to bone diseases. Previous studies suggested that osteocytes have the ability to interact with the bone matrix of their environment. For this interaction osteocytes make use of the big inner surface of the osteocyte lacuno-canalicular network (OLCN) in which they are accommodated. The aim of this study was to quantify spatial correlations between the elemental com...