Thomas E Uveges

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Classic osteogenesis imperfecta, an autosomal dominant disorder associated with osteoporosis and bone fragility, is caused by mutations in the genes for type I collagen. A recessive form of the disorder has long been suspected. Since the loss of cartilage-associated protein (CRTAP), which is required for post-translational prolyl 3-hydroxylation of(More)
UNLABELLED The Brtl mouse model for type IV osteogenesis imperfecta improves its whole bone strength and stiffness between 2 and 6 months of age. This adaptation is accomplished without a corresponding improvement in geometric resistance to bending, suggesting an improvement in matrix material properties. INTRODUCTION The Brittle IV (Brtl) mouse was(More)
The Brtl mouse, a knock-in model for moderately severe osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), has a G349C substitution in half of type I collagen alpha1(I) chains. We studied the cellular contribution to Brtl bone properties. Brtl cortical and trabecular bone are reduced before and after puberty, with BV/TV decreased 40-45%. Brtl ObS/BS is comparable to wildtype,(More)
Long courses of bisphosphonates are widely administered to children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), although bisphosphonates do not block mutant collagen secretion and may affect bone matrix composition or structure. The Brtl mouse has a glycine substitution in col1a1 and is ideal for modeling the effects of bisphosphonate in classical OI. We treated(More)
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