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Kyoto Univ. researchers find potential cure for osteoporosis
A team of researchers at Kyoto University has determined through experiments using mice that a protein called EP4 helps regenerate bones, it was learned Saturday.
EP4 is one of four receptors that mediate bone formation in response to physiological activator prostaglandin E2 (PGE2).
The finding is expected to be used to treat about 10 million patients suffering from osteoporosis and prevent future cases, researchers said.
The team, led by Prof. Shu Narumiya of Kyoto University's Graduate School of …