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Role of carotenoid beta-cryptoxanthin in bone homeostasis

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Biomedical Science, January 2012
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Title
Role of carotenoid beta-cryptoxanthin in bone homeostasis
Published in
Journal of Biomedical Science, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1423-0127-19-36
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Masayoshi Yamaguchi

Abstract

Bone homeostasis is maintained through a balance between osteoblastic bone formation and osteoclastic bone resorption. Aging induces bone loss due to decreased osteoblastic bone formation and increased osteoclastic bone resorption. Osteoporosis with its accompanying decrease in bone mass is widely recognized as a major public health problem. Nutritional factors may play a role in the prevention of bone loss with aging. Among various carotenoids (carotene and xanthophylls including beta (β)-cryptoxanthin, lutein, lycopene, β-carotene, astaxanthin, and rutin), β-cryptoxanthin, which is abundant in Satsuma mandarin orange (Citrus unshiu MARC.), has been found to have a stimulatory effect on bone calcification in vitro. β-cryptoxanthin has stimulatory effects on osteoblastic bone formation and inhibitory effects on osteoclastic bone resorption in vitro, thereby increasing bone mass. β-cryptoxanthin has an effect on the gene expression of various proteins that are related osteoblastic bone formation and osteoclastic bone resororption in vitro. The intake of β-cryptoxanthin may have a preventive effect on bone loss in animal models for osteoporosis and in healthy human or postmenopausal women. Epidemiological studies suggest a potential role of β-cryptoxanthin as a sustainable nutritional approach to improving bone health of human subjects. β-Cryptoxanthin may be an osteogenic factor in preventing osteoporosis in human subjects.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 74 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 20%
Student > Master 14 19%
Student > Bachelor 13 18%
Researcher 8 11%
Professor 4 5%
Other 13 18%
Unknown 7 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 14%
Chemistry 3 4%
Chemical Engineering 2 3%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 15 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 October 2019.
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#2,428,074
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#80
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#20,505
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Biomedical Science
#1
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