Research report 2023 - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Soft meets Hard – Blood Vessels in Bone

Adams, Ralf Heinrich
Abteilung Gewebebiologie und Morphogenese, Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Biomedizin, Münster
The loss of bone mass is an important aspect of ageing and can cause a disease called osteoporosis. Research results show that blood vessels play a central role in the formation and maintenance of bone mass. While some blood vessels promote the formation of new bone, others regulate the balance between bone-forming and bone-degrading cells. Blood vessels in the skeletal system and their function change fundamentally with increasing age.

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