Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0001pp456 | Other diseases of bone and mineral metabolism | ECTS2013

Altered bone material properties in HLA-B27 rats, an animal model for arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and gastrointestinal inflammation

Gamsjaeger Sonja , Paschalis Eleftherios P. , Zoehrer Ruth , Klaushofer Klaus , Tatakis Dimitris N.

HLA-B27 transgenic rats, developed by inserting into rat genome the gene for HLA-B27, a human Class I major histocompatibility molecule involved in antigen presentation, spontaneously develop arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gastrointestinal inflammation, and severe alveolar bone loss, among other signs of a generalized inflammatory response. Clinical manifestations in these rats closely resemble features of HLA-B27┬ľassociated diseases in humans. More recently, investig...

ba0003pp388 | Other diseases of bone and mineral metabolism | ECTS2014

Late onset presentation of osteogenesis imperfecta with additional mutation on GNAS gene: case report

Stathopoulos Konstantinos D , Koromila Theodora , Paschalis Eleftherios P , Soultanis Konstantinos , Atsali Erato , Bournazos Ilias , Damianou Eirini , Zoubos Aristides B , Papaggelopoulos Panagiotis J , Skarantavos Grigoris

Aim: We present the case of a 36y female patient with multiple fragility fractures after the age of 21 and mutations in COL1A1, COL1A2 and GNAS genes.Material and methods: A 36y female patient with multiple fractures of the axial and appendicular skeleton was referred to us for consultation. The patient was born with hexadactyly of the left foot and had a history of mild thoracolumbar scoliosis (10°) and medium height (165 cm) with no other history ...