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Sclerostin and DKK1 levels during 14 and 21 days of bed rest in healthy young men.
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PMID:  23445914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objectives: Wnt signaling pathway may be crucial in the pathogenesis of disuse-induced bone loss. Sclerostin and DKK1, antagonists of the Wnt signaling pathway, were assessed during immobilization by bed rest in young, healthy people. Methods: Two bed rest studies were conducted at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne. 14 days of 6° head-down-tilt bed rest were applied to eight healthy young male test subjects in study 1 and 21 days of head-down-tilt bed rest to seven healthy male subjects in study 2. Results: Sclerostin levels increased in both studies during bed rest (study 1, 0.64±0.05 ng/ml to 0.69±0.04 ng/ml, P=0.014; study 2, 0.42±0.04 ng/ml to 0.47±0.04 ng/ml, P=0.008) and they declined at the end of the 14- and 21-day bed rest periods. DKK1 decreased during the bed rest period in study 1 (P<0.001) but increased during bed rest in study 2 (P=0.006). As expected, bone formation marker PINP decreased (study 1, P=0.013; study 2, P<0.001) and bone resorption marker NTX increased during bed rest (P<0.001). Conclusion: Data suggest that the Wnt signaling pathway is involved in disuse-induced bone loss in young, healthy humans.
P Frings-Meuthen; G Boehme; A-M Liphardt; N Baecker; M Heer; J Rittweger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1108-7161     ISO Abbreviation:  J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101084496     Medline TA:  J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact     Country:  Greece    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Linder Hoehe, 51147 Cologne, Germany.
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