Sex Steroids and Prostaglandins in Bone Metabolism

  • Webster S. S. Jee
  • Yanfei F. Ma
  • Mei Li
  • Xiaoquang G. Liang
  • Baiyun Y. Lin
  • Xiaojian J. Li
  • Hua Z. Ke
  • Satoshi Mori
  • Rebecca B. Setterberg
  • Donald B. Kimmel
Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 9)


Sex steroids play an important role in skeletal growth and maintenance of bone mass in adults (Johnston 1985). Estrogen deficiency is important in the development of osteoporosis in women. Androgen deficiency may be as important in osteoporotic men (Foresta et al. 1985). The main effects of estrogen and androgen withdrawal are an increase in bone resorption with a smaller increase in bone formation and a consequent decrease in bone mass (osteopenia or osteoporosis; Jackson et al. 1987).


Cortical Bone Cancellous Bone Tibial Shaft Longitudinal Bone Growth Cortical Bone Mass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Webster S. S. Jee
  • Yanfei F. Ma
  • Mei Li
  • Xiaoquang G. Liang
  • Baiyun Y. Lin
  • Xiaojian J. Li
  • Hua Z. Ke
  • Satoshi Mori
  • Rebecca B. Setterberg
  • Donald B. Kimmel

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