Harnessing the anabolic potential of Wnt signaling to improve bone health
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
October 2020 -
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Osteoporosis (porous bone disease) is a disease of the skeleton that can have debilitating effects on many US veterans. An estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of the people 50 years of age and older, are currently at risk for osteoporotic fracture. Improved treatment options for the disease require a greater understanding of the cellular events and signaling pathways that control bone metabolism. The proposed research capitalizes on a recently identified secreted inhibitor of Wnt glyco...