[Analysis of the bone anabolic agent by intravital imaging technique.]
Department of Immunology and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Medicine and Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Japan.
- Published Article
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2018
Teriparatide, recombinant human PTH(1-34), is the only anabolic agent widely used for osteoporosis. This drug is thought to promote bone formation by modulating bone remodeling system, although the detailed mechanism remains unclear. Recently, we developed a novel intravital imaging technique to visualize mature osteoclasts and mature osteoblasts simultaneously. By means of this system, we revealed the effect of teriparatide on three-dimensional distribution and cell-to-cell interactions between these cells. Advances in these imaging studies may lead to further understanding of the intercellular network in bone metabolism.
Report this publication
From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
This record was last updated on 06/09/2018 and may not reflect the most current and accurate biomedical/scientific data available from NLM.
The corresponding record at NLM can be accessed at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29371491