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UNLABELLED No differences in either bone mineral density or serum 25OHD levels have been found between 205 women with fibromyalgia (both pre- and postmenopausal) and their controls. However, a lack of the expected 25OHD summer rise was observed in patients. INTRODUCTION Contradictory data have been published regarding a possible association between(More)
UNLABELLED Two missense polymorphisms of WNT16 were associated with hip bone mineral density (BMD), the buckling ratio of the femoral neck, calcaneal ultrasound and hip fractures in individuals under 80 years of age. These results confirm the association of the WNT16 gene with bone mass and osteoporotic fractures. INTRODUCTION Osteoporosis has a strong(More)
CONTEXT Osteoporosis has a significant genetic component. The aromatase-dependent conversion of androgenic precursors is the main source of estrogens in postmenopausal women. OBJECTIVE The objective of the investigation was to study the relationship of a set of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the aromatase gene with osteoporosis and determine(More)
BACKGROUND Estrogen activity plays a critical role in bone homeostasis. The serum levels of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) influence free estrogen levels and activity on target tissues. The objective of this study was to analyze the influence of common polymorphisms of the SHBG gene on serum SHBG, bone mineral density (BMD), and osteoporotic fractures.(More)
We have previously shown that several stressful situations associated with tissue injury determine a decrease in serum osteocalcin concentration. Since reduced osteocalcin production is a marker of decreased osteoblastic activity, this finding could be related to the pathogenesis of osteoporosis secondary to some diseases. Endogenous opioids are involved in(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to compare in participants with and without metabolic syndrome (1) bone mineral density (BMD), (2) prevalent vertebral and nonvertebral fractures, and (3) calciotropic hormones and bone turnover markers and to examine the association of each component of metabolic syndrome with bone parameters. METHODS A(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the distribution of 163 A/G osteoprotegerin gene promoter and 1181 G/C osteoprotegerin exon 1 polymorphisms in a group of women with different hormonal status and to analyze their relationship with BMD. Osteoprotegerin polymorphisms and BMD were analyzed in 332 women (69 premenopausal and 263 postmenopausal). BMD was(More)
Klotho gene codes for a protein with glucuronidase activity and is thought to influence bone and vascular homeostasis. We studied the relationship of a common T/G polymorphism, resulting in a phenylalanine (F) to valine (V) substitution at aminoacid position 352, with bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporotic fractures. The study group comprised 914(More)
BACKGROUND Down syndrome (DS) is a frequent cause of intellectual disability. With the increasing life expectancy of these patients, concerns have been raised about the risk of osteoporosis. In fact, several investigators have reported a reduced bone mass in DS. However, the results may be confounded by comorbid diseases, and differences in lifestyle habits(More)
Aromatase activity appears to be important for bone homeostasis in postmenopausal women. In fact, therapy with aromatase inhibitors is associated with bone loss and fractures. A common biallelic A/G polymorphism in the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of CYP19-aromatase gene has been associated with differences in gene transcription and the risk of(More)