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Strontium ranelate stimulates the activity of bone-specific alkaline phosphatase: interaction with Zn2+ and Mg2+

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Strontium ranelate (SR) is an orally administered and bone-targeting anti-osteoporotic agent that increases osteoblast-mediated bone formation while decreasing osteoclastic bone resorption, and thus reduces the risk of vertebral and femoral bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Osteoblastic alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is a key enzyme involved in the process of bone formation and osteoid mineralization. In this study we investigated the direct effect of strontium (SR and SrCl$latex ^{_{2}} $further decreased Km in all cases. These direct effects of SR on osteoblastic ALP activity could be indicating an alternative mechanism by which this compound may regulate bone matrix mineralization.

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Bone-specific alkaline phosphatase
Strontium ranelate

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