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Pichler, K; Loreto, C; Leonardi, R; Reuber, T; Weinberg, AM; Musumeci, G.
RANKL is downregulated in bone cells by physical activity (treadmill and vibration stimulation training) in rat with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
HISTOL HISTOPATHOL. 2013; 28(9): 1185-1196.
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Pichler Karin
Weinberg Annelie-Martina

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The aim of this study was to investigate bone tissue and plasma levels of RANKL and OPG in rats with prednisolone-induced osteoporosis and to evaluate the outcomes of physical activity on the skeletal system by treadmill and vibration platform training. Osteoporosis is a disease characterised by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue leading to bone fragility. Vibration exercise is a new and effective measure to prevent muscular atrophy and osteoporosis. The animals were divided into 5 groups. 1: control rats; 2: rats with osteoporosis receiving prednisolone; 3: rats receiving prednisolone and treadmill training; 4: rats receiving prednisolone and vibration stimulation training; 5: rats receiving prednisolone, treadmill and vibration stimulation training. For bone evaluations we used whole-body scans, histology and histomorphometric analysis. RANKL and OPG expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry and biochemical analysis. After treatment, our data demonstrated that RANKL expression was significantly increased in groups 2 and 3 and decreased in groups 4 and 5. Conversely, OPG expression was significantly decreased in groups 2 and 3 and increased in groups 4 and 5. In conclusion, our findings suggest that mechanical stimulation inhibits the activity of RANKL. This finding provides new insights into the occurrence and progression of osteoporosis.
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Animals -
Body Composition -
Body Weight -
Bone Density -
Disease Progression -
Down-Regulation -
Glucocorticoids - adverse effects
Immunohistochemistry -
Male -
Osteoporosis - chemically induced Osteoporosis - metabolism
Osteoprotegerin - metabolism
Physical Conditioning, Animal -
RANK Ligand - metabolism
Rats -
Rats, Wistar -
Vibration -

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