Serum and urinary markers of bone remodeling: assessment of bone turnover.

@article{Epstein1988SerumAU,
  title={Serum and urinary markers of bone remodeling: assessment of bone turnover.},
  author={Solomon Epstein},
  journal={Endocrine reviews},
  year={1988},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={437-49}
}
It appears that at present, serum BGP is the one bone protein that has the most promise for assisting in the diagnosis and management of high turnover metabolic bone disease states. If further studies confirm its usefulness in osteoporosis as a predictor of rapid bone loss without the need for bone biopsy, this serum marker will then not only allow early detection but also an appropriate choice of therapy in osteoporosis, i.e. the use of specific inhibitors of high turnover states such as… CONTINUE READING