In vivo efficacy of calcium phosphate-based synthetic-bone-mineral on bone loss resulting from estrogen and mineral deficiencies.

Author(s) Srinivasan, K.; Mijares, D.Q.; Janal, M.N.; Aranya, A.K.; Zhang, D.S.; LeGeros, R.Z.; Zhang, Y.
Journal J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater
Date Published 2020 Jul

Osteopenia and osteoporosis affect over 40 million US adults 50 years and older. Both diseases are strongly influenced by estrogen and nutritional-mineral deficiencies. This study investigates the efficacy of orally delivered synthetic-bone-mineral (SBM), a newly developed calcium phosphate based biomaterial, on reversing bone loss induced by these two critical deficiencies. Thirty 3-month-old female rats were randomly allocated to either control-sham surgery on normal diet; or one of the four experimental groups: Sham surgery on a low mineral diet (LMD), ovariectomized (OVX) on LMD, OVX on LMD with SBM with/without fluoride (F). The rats were sacrificed after 6 months, at 9-month-old. After 6 months, although all groups lost bone mineral density relative to controls, the supplemented OVX rats showed higher bone mineral density than their unsupplemented counterparts. The 2 SBM supplemented groups improved bone loading capacity by 28.1 and 35.4% compared to the OVX LMD group. Bones from supplemented rats exhibited higher inorganic/organic ratios. The addition of F did not have a significant influence on bone loss. Our findings suggest that SBM supplement is effective in maintaining bone health and offsetting the deleterious effects of estrogen and/or mineral deficiencies on bone density, microarchitecture, and strength.

DOI 10.1002/jbm.b.34528
ISSN 1552-4981
Citation J Biomed Mater Res Part B Appl Biomater. 2020;108(5):18681878.

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