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Inhibition of osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption by polyunsaturated fatty acids in RAW 264.7 murine macrophages

J. C. Boeyens, W-H. Chua, M.C. Kruger, A.M. Joubert, M. Coetzee
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 31, No 1 | a318 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v31i1.318 | © 2012 J. C. Boeyens, W-H. Chua, M.C. Kruger, A.M. Joubert, M. Coetzee | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 January 2012 | Published: 25 April 2012

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J. C. Boeyens,, South Africa
W-H. Chua, Massey University, New Zealand
M.C. Kruger, Massey University, New Zealand
A.M. Joubert, University of Pretoria, South Africa
M. Coetzee, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

This study investigated the effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids on osteoclast formation and bone resorption in RAW 264.7 murine pre-osteoclasts. Data obtained suggests an inhibitory effect of these compounds on osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption in the cell line tested.

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