Serum concentration of the pyridinoline cross-linked carboxyterminal telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) is a useful indicator of decline and recovery of bone mineral density in lumbar spine: analysis in Japanese postmenopausal women with or without hormone replacement.

@article{Yasumizu1998SerumCO,
  title={Serum concentration of the pyridinoline cross-linked carboxyterminal telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) is a useful indicator of decline and recovery of bone mineral density in lumbar spine: analysis in Japanese postmenopausal women with or without hormone replacement.},
  author={Takehiko Yasumizu and Kazuhiko Hoshi and Sachiko Iijima and Akio Asaka},
  journal={Endocrine journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={45-51}
}
To reassess the clinical utility of serum pyridinoline cross-linked carboxyterminal telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP), a promising but controversial indicator of bone resorption, we evaluated its performance as a biochemical marker in a 6-month study of a strictly selected population of 76 Japanese postmenopausal and healthy women, 33 recipients of hormone replacement therapy and 43 nonrecipients. We measured bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine (L2-L4), and serum ICTP… CONTINUE READING