Effect of homocysteine on bone mineral density of rats


Soyupek F. , Cerci S., Yidiz S., Yildiz M. , Gurnus B.

BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH, cilt.118, ss.255-259, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 118 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12011-007-0034-8
  • Dergi Adı: BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.255-259

Özet

The relationship between plasma levels of homocysteine (Hcy) and femur bone mineral density (BMD) was studied in Wistar rats. After 8 weeks of treatment with 0.5 and 1.0 g kg(-1) day(-1) L-methionine the mean plasma levels of Hey were 7.67+/-1.25 and 61.2+/-11.4 mu mol/l, respectively. Only rats treated with the higher dose had Hey levels significantly higher than those of controls, 6.38+/-0.90 mu mol/l (p<0.001). Dual Energy X-ray Absotptiometry was used to measure the BMD, which was significantly lower only in the animals with the highest plasma levels of Hey (p<0.001). This led us to conclude that increased levels of Hcy are associated with risk of decreased BMD.