Association of the osteoprotegerin gene polymorphisms with bone mineral density in postmenopausal women.

@article{Arko2005AssociationOT,
  title={Association of the osteoprotegerin gene polymorphisms with bone mineral density in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Barbara Arko and Janez Pre{\vz}elj and Andreja Kocijan{\vc}i{\vc} and Radovan Komel and Janja Marc},
  journal={Maturitas},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={270-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a recently discovered member of the tumour necrosis factor receptor superfamily. It plays a crucial role in the control of bone resorption and its gene could therefore be a good candidate gene for osteoporosis. The aim of our work was to find polymorphisms in the OPG gene and to investigate their possible contribution to the genetic susceptibility to osteoporosis by testing for their association with bone mineral density (BMD). METHODS The whole OPG gene… CONTINUE READING
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