Frank Timo Beil

Learn More
Gonadal failure induces bone loss while obesity prevents it. This raises the possibility that bone mass, body weight, and gonadal function are regulated by common pathways. To test this hypothesis, we studied leptin-deficient and leptin receptor-deficient mice that are obese and hypogonadic. Both mutant mice have an increased bone formation leading to high(More)
Activation of osteoclasts and their acidification-dependent resorption of bone is thought to maintain proper serum calcium levels. Here we show that osteoclast dysfunction alone does not generally affect calcium homeostasis. Indeed, mice deficient in Src, encoding a tyrosine kinase critical for osteoclast activity, show signs of osteopetrosis, but without(More)
Although Paget's disease of bone (PDB) is the second most common metabolic bone disease, to our knowledge, there is only one quantitative analysis on the histological and especially on the histomorphometric level. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze, on the basis of the Hamburg Bone Register, PBD in terms of incidence, skeletal distribution,(More)
One aim of the surgical treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures is to obtain a maximum primary stability of the sutured tendon. Therefore, we investigated the primary stability of sutured human Achilles tendons depending on different applied techniques. The strength of 60 repaired cadaveric human Achilles tendons was tested depending on either the(More)
Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by renal phosphate wasting, hypophosphatemia and low calcitriol levels as well as clinical symptoms like diffuse bone and muscle pain, fatigue fractures or increased fracture risk. Conventional imaging methods, however, often fail to detect the small tumors. Lately, tumor(More)
Because JunB is an essential gene for placentation, it was conditionally deleted in the embryo proper. JunBDelta/Delta mice are born viable, but develop severe low turnover osteopenia caused by apparent cell-autonomous osteoblast and osteoclast defects before a chronic myeloid leukemia-like disease. Although JunB was reported to be a negative regulator of(More)
Fractures of the humeral head are frequent and will further increase due to demographic changes. Prior to operative fracture treatment, the regional differences of bone quality, especially of elderly people, have to be carefully considered to assure stable implant fixation. However, conclusive data concerning the variation of histomorphometric parameters(More)
Many neurodegenerative disorders present with sensory loss. In the group of hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathies loss of nociception is one of the disease hallmarks. To determine underlying factors of sensory neurodegeneration we performed whole-exome sequencing in affected individuals with the disorder. In a family with sensory neuropathy with(More)
Osteopetrosis is an inherited disorder of impaired bone resorption, with the most commonly affected genes being CLCN7 and TCIRG1, encoding the Cl(-) /H(+) exchanger CLC-7 and the a3 subunit of the vacuolar H(+) -ATPase, respectively. We and others have previously shown that the disease is frequently accompanied by osteomalacia, and that this additional(More)
Although it is known that neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) patients suffer from vitamin D deficiency and display decreased bone mineral density (BMD), a systematic clinical and histomorphometrical analysis is absent. Our data demonstrate that NF1 patients display high bone turnover and accumulation of osteoid and that supplementation of vitamin D has a beneficial(More)