Author(s): Lee NK, Karsenty G
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Abstract The finding that fat regulates bone metabolism was viewed as an indication that bone might regulate some aspects of energy metabolism in a feedback loop. The search that started nine years ago for a bone-derived hormone that regulates energy metabolism first took a convoluted path through the identification of a modifier gene. Once this hormone, osteocalcin, was identified, it became clear that bone exerts a profound and complex influence on glucose and fat metabolism. This review highlights the most important salient features of this novel regulation of energy metabolism.
This article was published in Trends Endocrinol Metab
and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation