Bone and Muscle Endocrine Functions: Unexpected Paradigms of Inter-organ Communication

Gerard Karsenty, Eric N. Olson

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Most physiological functions originate with the communication between organs. Mouse genetics has revived this holistic view of physiology through the identification of inter-organ communications that are unanticipated, functionally important, and would have been difficult to uncover otherwise. This Review highlights this point by showing how two tissues usually not seen as endocrine ones, bone and striated muscles, influence several physiological processes in a significant manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1248-1256
Number of pages9
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 10 2016


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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