Relationship of circulating MMP–2, MMP–1, and TIMP–1 levels with bone biochemical markers and bone mineral density in postmenopausal Chinese women

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Osteoblast-derived matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)–2, MMP–1 and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)–1 have been shown to play a role in bone metabolism by degrading the bone matrix. The present study was performed to investigate the relationships between serum MMP–2, MMP–1, or TIMP–1 levels and bone mineral density (BMD), as well as bone biochemical… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00198-005-0017-6

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