Expression of genes for bone morphogenetic proteins BMP-2, BMP-4 and BMP-6 in various parts of the human skeleton

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Title: Expression of genes for bone morphogenetic proteins BMP-2, BMP-4 and BMP-6 in various parts of the human skeleton
Authors: Kochanowska, Iwona
Chaberek, Slawomir
Wojtowicz, Andrzej
Marczynski, Bartosz
Włodarski, Krzysztof
Dytko, Malgorzata
Ostrowski, Kazimierz
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4016
Date: 27-Dec-2007
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Differences in duration of bone healing in various parts of the human skeleton are common experience for orthopaedic surgeons. The reason for these differences is not obvious and not clear.METHODS: In this paper we decided to measure by the use of real-time RT-PCR technique the level of expression of genes for some isoforms of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), whose role is proven in bone formation, bone induction and bone turnover. Seven bone samples recovered from various parts of skeletons from six cadavers of young healthy men who died in traffic accidents were collected. Activity of genes for BMP-2, -4 and -6 was measured by the use of fluorescent SYBR Green I.RESULTS: It was found that expression of m-RNA for BMP-2 and BMP-4 is higher in trabecular bone in epiphyses of long bones, cranial flat bones and corpus mandibulae then in the compact bone of diaphyses of long bones. In all samples examined the expression of m-RNA for BMP-4 was higher than for BMP-2.CONCLUSION: It was shown that m-RNA for BMP-6 is not expressed in the collected samples at all. It is postulated that differences in the level of activation of genes for BMPs is one of the important factors which determine the differences in duration of bone healing of various parts of the human skeleton.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: BioMed Central
Copyright (published version): 2007 Kochanowska et al
Keywords: Bone morphogenetic proteins;Gene expression
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-8-128
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Conway Institute Research Collection

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