The International Journal of Romanian Society of Endocrinology / Registered in 1938

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  • Clinical review/Extensive clinical experience

    Vancea A, Serban O, Fodor D

    Relationship between Osteopontin and Bone Mineral Density

    Acta Endo (Buc) 2021 17(4): 509-516 doi: 10.4183/aeb.2021.509

    Recent studies suggest that osteopontin (OPN) could be used as an early marker for the diagnosis of bone disorders. Considering the contradictory opinions in the literature, the objective of this systematic review is to analyse the current information regarding the relationship between OPN and bone mineral density (BMD), which represents an important process in the development of osteoporosis. We performed a literature search of clinical trials using the PubMed database, published between 1999-2020, and identified 7 studies that were eligible for analysis. The eligibility criteria were based on studies that analysed the relationship between osteopontin and bone mineral density on human subjects. Conclusion: serum OPN levels might be used as a biomarker of the early diagnosis of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, with or without osteoporotic vertebral fractures.