Inhibition of cathepsin K for treatment of osteoporosis.

@article{Boonen2012InhibitionOC,
  title={Inhibition of cathepsin K for treatment of osteoporosis.},
  author={Steven Boonen and Elizabeth Rosenberg and Frank Claessens and Dirk Vanderschueren and Socrates E Papapoulos},
  journal={Current osteoporosis reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={73-9}
}
Cathepsin K is the protease that is primarily responsible for the degradation of bone matrix by osteoclasts. Inhibitors of cathepsin K are in development for treatment of osteoporosis. Currently available antiresorptive drugs interfere with osteoclast function. They inhibit both bone resorption and formation, due to the coupling between these processes. Cathepsin K inhibitors, conversely, target the resorption process itself and may not interfere with osteoclast stimulation of bone formation… CONTINUE READING
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