Smith, Paul; Freeman, Craig; Yu, Di; Chen, Ming-Ming; Gatenby, Paul; Parish, Christopher; Li, Rachel
Heparanase (HPSE) is known to be involved in fracture repair in mice, but its presence and function in human bone formation remains unclear. Our aim was to determine the expression of HPSE in human bone forming osteoblasts and to better understand its role in osteogenesis. HPSE protein expression and enzymatic activity were demonstrated in osteoblasts isolated from trabecular bone specimens of patients with osteoporosis (OP) and from healthy subjects, although the levels differed markedly....[Show more]
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