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Title: Combination of a 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 analog and a bisphosphonate prevents experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and preserves bone
Authors: van Etten, Evelyne
Branisteanu, Dumitru
Overbergh, Lutgart
Bouillon, Roger
Verstuyf, Annemieke
Mathieu, Chantal # ×
Issue Date: Apr-2003
Series Title: Bone vol:32 issue:4 pages:397-404
Abstract: The vitamin D analog TX527 (19-nor-14,20-bis epi-23-yne-1,25(OH)(2)D(3)), decreased disease severity (P < 0.001) and postponed disease onset (P < 0.0001) in SJL mice in which experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis was induced. Levels of IFN-gamma and IL-2 mRNA were decreased in spinal cord and spleen in the analog-treated mice, suggesting a Th(1)-targeted effect. Adding the bisphosphonate pamidronate did not affect analog-protective efficacy, but completely prevented TX527-caused acceleration of bone turnover and increased total bone mineral content as well as femoral mineral and calcium content (P < 0.01). Less calcemic analogs of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3), in combination with bone sparing products such as bisphosphonates allow immune modulation in vivo without affecting bone.
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ISSN: 8756-3282
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology
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