JOURNAL 899


Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Reports
VOLUME & ISSUE
Year: 2018 Issue: 1 January-December
PAGES
p.2 - 5
STATISTICS
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AUTHORS
  • Furkan Ayaz
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ABSTRACT


Especially in elderly women osteoporosis leads to decline in the strength of the bone tissue by erosion of its mass. Weakened bone tissue is more prone to breaks. Patients mostly realize this situation after having a bone breakage especially with the wrist and hip fractures. There has not been an effective way of improving this debilitating condition. A new approach aiming to regulate the activities of the immune system cells in order to reverse osteoporosis and push the tissue for the formation of the bone structure gained attention due to its promising potential. In this review, I will be focusing on this approach by regulation of the macrophage activity, the major immune cell type that is involved in the bone formation. Immunomodulation of the macrophages enable formation and healing of the bone tissue in the patients and conducting more studies in this area would certainly improve the quality of the applicable medicines.  

KEYWORDS
  • Macrophages
  • immunomodulation
  • bone
  • bone formation
  • osteoporosis
  • immunomodulatory agents