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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery


ISSN (Print): 1570-1808
ISSN (Online): 1875-628X

Genetic Approaches for Finding Osteoporosis Genes: Implication for Clinical Therapeutics

Author(s): Dong-Hai Xiong, Robert R. Recker and Hong-Wen Deng

Volume 1, Issue 4, 2004

Page: [344 - 352] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/1570180043398669

Price: $65


Osteoporosis, a common complex disease determined by multiple genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors, is mainly characterised by low bone density, leading to increased risk of low trauma fractures. Genetic factors play an important role in the etiopathogenesis of osteoporosis and may also influence its treatment. It is hoped that the ever-increasing genetics / genomics knowledge and techniques will greatly advance the research and treatment of osteoporosis.

Keywords: osteoporosis, genetics, etiopathogenesis, drug discovery, treatment, new strategies

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