ba0003pp378 | Other diseases of bone and mineral metabolism | ECTS2014
Lim Shin Saeng
, Kim In Sook
, Hwang Soon Jung
Bisphosphonates (BPs) are widely used as antiresorptive drugs. However, one of most potent BPs, zoledronic acid (ZA) can cause BP-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) with a poorly understood pathophysiology. The aim of this study was to find a clue for the development of BRONJ by evaluating the cytotoxic effects of ZA on osteoblasts and examining the action mechanism of ZA on osteoclast differentiation. Jaw bone osteoblasts (JB-OBs), long bone osteoblasts (LB-OBs), and b...