Osteoclasts Pump Iron

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Osteoclasts are the primary cells that resorb bone; they require high energy levels to degrade bone matrix, releasing minerals to maintain calcium homeostasis. Recent work on osteoclast differentiation and activity highlights an important role for mitochondrial biogenesis and explores the role of iron transferrin in generating a positive osteoclastogenic feedback loop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-406
Number of pages2
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 6 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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