Labisia pumila regulates bone-related genes expressions in postmenopausal osteoporosis model
Ahmad Ariffin, Siti Noor Fathilah and Mohamed, Norazlina and Muhammad, Norliza and Mohamed, Isa Naina and Soelaiman, Ima Nirwana and Shuid, Ahmad Nazrun (2013) Labisia pumila regulates bone-related genes expressions in postmenopausal osteoporosis model. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 13 . art. no. 217. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1472-6882
Official URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/13/217
Labisia Pumila var. alata (LPva) has shown potential as an alternative to estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) in prevention of estrogen-deficient osteoporosis. In earlier studies using postmenopausal model, LPva was able to reverse the ovariectomy-induced changes in biochemical markers, bone calcium, bone histomorphometric parameters and biomechanical strength. The mechanism behind these protective effects is unclear but LPva may have regulated factors that regulate bone remodeling. The aim of this study is to determine the bone-protective mechanism of LPva by measuring the expressions of several factors involved in bone formative and resorptive activities namely Osteoprotegerin (OPG), Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor kappa-B Ligand (RANKL), Macrophage-Colony Stimulating Factor (MCSF) and Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 (BMP-2).
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