The efficacy of β-aminoisobutyric acid myokine to reduce bone loss after spinal cord injury
Congressional District Code:
June 2021 -
FY 2021 Funding Amount:
Total Award Amount (all years):
View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER Go To NIH RePORTER Excerpt:
Veterans with chronic motor complete spinal cord injury (SCI) invariably have had bone loss and resultant severe sub-lesional osteoporosis and increased fragility fractures. Currently, there is no widely accepted or proven treatment for osteoporosis in non-ambulatory patients with SCI. The efficacy of anti-resorptive agents in the treatment of those with acute SCI has been questioned and ineffective. As a result, there is an urgent need to develop new therapeutic strategies to prevent bone loss...