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ba0001pp188 | Cell biology: osteoblasts and bone formation | ECTS2013

Intracellular calcium fluxes in human bone cells in osteoporotic and osteoarthritic patients

celi Monica , Gasbarra Elena , Frank Claudio , Cutarelli Alessandro , Cinci Giulio Fioravanti , Tarantino Umberto

We studied changes in intracellular Ca2+ concentration in bone cell cultures obtained from human subjects with osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, to evaluate differences between these patients and healthy subjects. We enrolled 36 patients: 12 undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty for osteoporotic femoral fractures (group A, mean age range 57–80), 12 for hip osteoarthritis (group B, mean age range 57–80), and 12 healthy subjects who suffered a high-energy...