The status of strontium in biological apatites: an XANES/EXAFS investigation.

  title={The status of strontium in biological apatites: an XANES/EXAFS investigation.},
  author={Dominique Bazin and Arnaud Dessombz and Christelle Nguyen and Hang Korng Ea and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Liot{\'e} and John J. Rehr and Christine Chappard and St{\'e}phan Rouzi{\`e}re and Dominique Thiaudi{\`e}re and Solen Reguer and Michel Daudon},
  journal={Journal of synchrotron radiation},
  volume={21 Pt 1},
Osteoporosis represents a major public health problem through its association with fragility fractures. The public health burden of osteoporotic fractures will rise in future generations, due in part to an increase in life expectancy. Strontium-based drugs have been shown to increase bone mass in postmenopausal osteoporosis patients and to reduce fracture risk but the molecular mechanisms of the action of these Sr-based drugs are not totally elucidated. The local environment of Sr(2+) cations… CONTINUE READING