The ghrelin axis in the skeletal microenvironment

Mohamed Omer, Safraz (2014) The ghrelin axis in the skeletal microenvironment. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This project characterised the bone microarchitecture of adult mice lacking the hormone, acyl ghrelin, by high resolution micro-computed tomography; and investigated the expression of the ghrelin axis in cells of human and mouse fetal cartilage. This thesis highlights for the first time the physiological role of the ghrelin axis in the bone microenvironment of aged mice. Furthermore it improves our understanding of the complex expression patterns of the ghrelin axis in cartilage cells of human and mouse fetal skeletons.

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ID Code: 75528
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Gregory, Laura, Chopin, Lisa, & Jeffery, Penny
Keywords: ghrelin, bone , cartilage, chondrocytes, mice
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2014 02:42
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 00:45

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