Regulation of Bone Dynamics by Osteal Tissue Macrophages (Osteomacs) [ 2010 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Rebuilding bone through macrophages

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Researchers: A/Pr Allison Pettit (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Liza Raggatt

Brief description There is a high demand for effective treatments to rebuild and replace lost bone in fracture repair and osteoporosis. We have described a discrete population of macrophages (classically immune defense cells) within the specialized tissues that line bones. We have shown that these bone tissue macrophages have a novel role in promoting the formation of new bone. This project grant will extend these observations and identify the clinical potential of bone tissue macrophages to treat bone disease.

Funding Amount $AUD 741,095.48

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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