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Title: Potential of RAS inhibition to improve metabolic bone disorders
Authors: Gebru, Y
Diao, TY
Pan, H
Mukwaya, E
Zhang, Y 
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Source: BioMed research international, 2013, v. 2013, 932691 How to cite?
Journal: BioMed research international 
Abstract: Metabolic bone disorder is usually caused by abnormalities of minerals and hormones metabolism. Recently, it has been proved by several studies that the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in local bone tissue is directly involved in bone metabolism. Activation of skeletal RAS plays an important role in bone metabolic disorders. Based on in vitro, in vivo, and clinical studies, this review explains the roles of RAS in bone metabolism and also covers the potential approaches and beneficial effects of RAS inhibition on bone health. Differential strategies for inhibiting RAS can be employed to maintain bone health, which are attributed primarily to the reduced level of angiotensin II (AngII) and suppressed stimulation of the AngII signaling pathway. The use of renin inhibitors, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and AngII receptor blockers either individually or in combination with each other could have promising results in fighting bone metabolic disorders associated with other cardiovascular diseases as well as independent bone injuries.
ISSN: 2314-6133
EISSN: 2314-6141
DOI: 10.1155/2013/932691
Rights: Copyright © 2013 Yoseph Gebru et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The following article: Yoseph Gebru, Teng-Yue Diao, Hai Pan, Emmanuel Mukwaya, and Yan Zhang, “Potential of RAS Inhibition to Improve Metabolic Bone Disorders,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2013, Article ID 932691, 6 pages, 2013, is available at
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