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Absence of key protein, TTP, rapidly turns young bones old

from University at Buffalo via ScienceDaily

The absence of a protein critical to the control of inflammation may lead to rapid and severe bone loss, according to a new University at Buffalo study. The study found that when the gene needed to produce the protein tristetraprolin is removed from healthy mice, the animals developed the bones of much older rodents. Within nine months, mice without the gene experienced a nearly 20 percent loss in oral bone. more

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