Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0003pp70 | Bone development/growth and fracture repair | ECTS2014

The roles of CDC42 in bone development

Wang Jirong , Gong Ying , Xu Chengyun

Members of the Rho family including small GTPase Cdc42 have been shown to play multiple roles in cell regulation, including regulation of cytoskeletal organization, cell migration, proliferation, and apoptosis. However, their tissue-specific roles in vivo, especially in limb bud mesenchyme, remain largely unknown. Herein, we report that conditional deletion of Cdc42 in AER dose not change the limb development, however, knockout of Cdc42 in mesenchymal stem cells of li...

ba0005p290 | Osteoporosis: evaluation and imaging | ECTS2016

Gender similarities and differences in cross-sectional cortical and trabecular bone of femoral neck in elderly Chinese population

Wang Ling , Cheng Xiaoguang , Yu Aihong

Objective: We aim to investigate gender similarities and differences in femoral neck (FN) structure of elderly population by bone investigational tookit (BIT) of quantitative computed tomography (QCT).Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was part of China Action on Spine and Hip Status study, including 207 males aged 55–87 years and 400 females aged 55–96 years. QCT scans were performed in the hip for the subjects, and we used BIT s...

ba0005p384 | Osteoporosis: treatment | ECTS2016

Magnesium together with Calsium and vitamin D improves the bone metabolism in (70y) healtly females

Bohmer Thomas , Wang Grethe , Hoiseth Arne

Background: In the National Osteoporosis Guide 2014 all the patients are first recommended adequate calcium and vitamin D intake. For additional treatment US FDA approves the use of medications within seven different drug groups, but no magnesium. We have therefore studied the beneficial effect of Mg added to a Ca/vitamin D regime.Study: Fifty healthy women aged above 70 years recruited from elderly center were randomized into a Mg supplementation group ...

ba0001pp158 | Cancer and bone: basic, translational and clinical | ECTS2013

Role of receptor activity modifying proteins in skeletal regulation

Pacharne Suruchi , Richards Gareth , Wang Ning , Skerry Timothy , Caron Kathleen

Receptor activity modifying proteins (RAMPs 1, 2 and 3) are a class of important accessory proteins that interact and regulate several G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) activity by finely modulating ligand interaction and in some cases trafficking receptors to cell surface.Predominant roles of RAMPs include ligand selectivity in receptors for Calcitonin (CT) family of peptides that comprise calcitonin, calcitonin gene related peptide, amylin and Adrenome...

ba0001pp309 | Muscle, physical activity and bone | ECTS2013

Lean mass, not obesity, is related to total body bone mineral content in boys

Sanchez Tom , Wang Jingmei , Rajan Felix , Schwalenberg Terry , Dudzek Kathy

The literature has suggested that bone mineral content is modulated by muscle mass and activity. We investigated the relationship between DXA assessed total body bone mineral content, total body lean mass, appendicular lean mass and obesity (a possible marker of inactivity) in a population of 73 boys between the age of 7 and 19 using a Norland XR-46 system.Regression analysis shows that in these growing boys there is a strong positive relationship betwee...

ba0002p105 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Bisphosphonate treatment in non-ambulatory patients with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders: effectiveness of pamidronate vs zoledronic acid

Bowden Sasigarn , Jessup Ashley , Wang Wei , Mahan John

Objectives: To examine the bone mineral density (BMD) response to i.v. pamidronate (Group 1) vs i.v. zoledronic acid (Group 2) in non-ambulatory children and young adults with severe cerebral palsy or other neuromuscular disorders.Methods: A total of 50 non-ambulatory children and young adults, (mean age 11.3 years, range 2.1–32) with low BMD and/or history of fractures were retrospectively studied. Thirty-nine patients (30 spastic quadriplegic cere...

ba0005p124 | Cancer and bone: basic, translational and clinical | ECTS2016

Gene expression of P2 receptors in mitotically quiescent, prostate cancer bone metastasis initiating cells

Amin Zarkesh Sayyed , Docherty Freyja , Eaton Colby , Wang Ning

Rationale and hypothesis: In ~70% of advanced prostate cancer (PCa) patients, incurable bone metastases are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. It has been shown that in models of PCa, bone metastases are initiated by a minor subset (<1% of total cell population) that are mitotically quiescent and which have undergone epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). Recent studies have shown that various P2 receptors regulate invasiveness/EMT in different types of c...

ba0005p291 | Osteoporosis: evaluation and imaging | ECTS2016

Prevalence of vertebral fractures kept constant in postmenopausal women in Beijing, China: peking vertebral fracture (PK-VF) study, 2007–2012

Jiajue Ruizhi , Jiang Yan , Wang Qiuping , Wang Wenbo , Pei Yu , Wang Xiran , Huang Wei , Zheng Xin , Ning Zhiwei , Wang Ou , Li Mei , Xing Xiaoping , Yu Wei , Xu Ling , Xia Weibo

Purpose: PK-VF study, being conducted in 2007–2008 and 2012–2013, was aimed to investigate the prevalence and 5-year incidence of vertebral fractures (VFs) in postmenopausal women aged 50 years or older in Beijing, China.Methods: In the 2007–2008 survey, we randomly selected a community-based population of 1825 postmenopausal women, of whom 952 women also participated in the 2012–2013 survey. Adopting the same sampling strategies as 2...

ba0005p430 | Other diseases of bone and mineral metabolism | ECTS2016

Type 2 diabetes mellitus increase the risks of incident osteoporotic fractures in Chinese postmenopausal women: a 5-year prospective study

Jiajue Ruizhi , Qi Xuan , Jiang Yan , Wang Qiuping , Wang Wenbo , Pei Yu , Wang Xiran , Huang Wei , Zheng Xin , Ning Zhiwei , Wang Ou , Li Mei , Xing Xiaoping , Yu Wei , Xu Ling , Xia Weibo

Purpose: The aim of this 5-year prospective study was to investigate the association between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and incident osteoporotic fracture (IOF) in Chinese postmenopausal women aged 50 years or older.Methods: We included 826 subjects, participating in both the baseline (2007–2008) and follow-up (2012–2013) studies. Based on the diagnosis of T2DM, subjects were first individualized into Non-T2DM and T2DM groups, which were t...