Deregulated miRNAs in bone health: Epigenetic roles in osteoporosis

Riccardo Alessandro, Daniele Bellavia, Francesca Salamanna, Angela De Luca, Carina, Viviana Costa, Riccardo Alessandro, Gianluca Giavaresi, Lavinia Raimondi, Milena Fini

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MicroRNA (miRNA) has shown to enhance or inhibit cell proliferation, differentiation and activity of different cell types in bone tissue. The discovery of miRNA actions and their targets has helped to identify them as novel regulations actors in bone. Various studies have shown that miRNA deregulation mediates the progression of bone-related pathologies, such as osteoporosis. The present review intends to give an exhaustive overview of miRNAs with experimentally validated targets involved in bone homeostasis and highlight their possible role in osteoporosis development. Moreover, the review analyzes miRNAs identified in clinical trials and involved in osteoporosis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-75
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Physiology
  • Histology


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