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UNLABELLED The relative importance of AR and ER activation has been studied in pubertal male AR knockout and WT mice after orchidectomy and androgen replacement therapy, either with or without an aromatase inhibitor. AR activation dominates normal trabecular bone development and cortical bone modeling in male mice. Moreover, optimal periosteal bone(More)
Muscle frailty is considered a major cause of disability in the elderly and chronically ill. However, the exact role of androgen receptor (AR) signaling in muscle remains unclear. Therefore, a postmitotic myocyte-specific AR knockout (mARKO) mouse model was created and investigated together with a mouse model with ubiquitous AR deletion. Muscles from mARKO(More)
Disruption of the androgen receptor (AR) in male mice reduces cortical bone expansion and muscle mass during puberty and results in high bone turnover-related cancellous osteopenia. We hypothesized that voluntary wheel running during growth is able to rescue the effects of AR disruption on bone. To this end, 5-week-old AR knockout (ARKO) mice were(More)
AIM Lung clearance index (LCI) is a sensitive marker of early lung disease in cystic fibrosis (CF). This preliminary study compares results obtained from the washin and the washout phase of the multiple breath washout in CF children and healthy controls using an early commercially available device. METHODS LCI was measured using a device measuring flow(More)
In this study, the role of disturbed bone mineral acquisition during puberty in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis was studied. To this end, a mouse model for senile and hypogonadal osteoporosis was used. Longitudinal follow-up showed that bone fragility in both models results from deficient bone build-up during early puberty. Male osteoporosis may result(More)
CONTEXT Traditionally, differences in periosteal bone formation between men and women have been assumed to reflect two diverging endocrine effects: stimulatory effects of androgens in men and inhibitory effects of estrogens in women. In line with this concept, it is tempting to speculate that men experience more periosteal bone expansion than women because(More)
Osteoporosis and muscle frailty are important health problems in elderly men and may be partly related to biological androgen activity. This androgen action can be mediated directly through stimulation of the androgen receptor (AR) or indirectly through stimulation of estrogen receptor-alpha (ERalpha) following aromatization of androgens into estrogens. To(More)
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