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Heterotopic ossification consists of ectopic bone formation within soft tissues after surgery or trauma. It can have debilitating consequences, but there is no definitive cure. Here we show that heterotopic ossification was essentially prevented in mice receiving a nuclear retinoic acid receptor-γ (RAR-γ) agonist. Side effects were minimal, and there was no(More)
Heterotopic ossification (HO) consists of formation of ectopic cartilage followed by endochondral bone and is triggered by major surgeries, large wounds, and other conditions. Current therapies, including low-dose irradiation, are not always effective and do not target the skeletogenic process directly. Because chondrogenesis requires a decrease of nuclear(More)
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