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Biomarkers in Bone Disease

  • Vinood B. Patel
  • Victor R. Preedy


  • Embraces a holistic approach to many conditions that affect the skeletal system

  • Describes biomarkers in terms of conventional, new and emerging analytes, techniques, platforms and applications

  • Updates scientists and professionals on advances across the disciplines

  • Identifies key facts and defines words and terms for the lay person

  • Opens the field to the all readers inquiring into this imperative area of research

Reference work

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. General Aspects and Introductory Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pamela Maffioli, Giuseppe Derosa
      Pages 3-21
    3. Giulia Bernardini, Maurizio Orlandini, Federico Galvagni, Annalisa Santucci
      Pages 23-46
    4. Raquel Lucas, Ana Martins, Teresa Monjardino, Joana Caetano-Lopes, João Eurico Fonseca
      Pages 71-104
  3. Body Fluids, Tissue, and Specific Biomarkers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Élie Abed, Pascal Reboul, Daniel Lajeunesse
      Pages 157-175
    3. Patrizia D’Eufemia, Mauro Celli, Anna Zambrano, Roberto Finocchiaro
      Pages 177-199
    4. Antoon H. van Lierop, Socrates E. Papapoulos
      Pages 221-237
    5. Bongkun Choi, Eun-Ju Chang
      Pages 253-265
    6. Juliane Isaac, Guilhem Lignon, Jaime Jacques, Ariane Berdal
      Pages 267-300
    7. Michelino Di Rosa, Lucia Malaguarnera
      Pages 301-327
    8. Yukiho Kobayashi, Carolina Duarte, Keiji Moriyama
      Pages 329-353
    9. Janet M. Pritchard, Thomas L. Willett
      Pages 355-392

About this book


There are many conditions that affect the skeletal system. On a worldwide basis, osteoarthritis alone affects 10%-15 percent of those over 60 years of age and in some countries more than 30-50% of postmenopausal women will have osteopenia or osteoporosis. With the increasing ageing population, maintaining skeletal health is particularly important. Fractures in the aged, for example, can lead to premature deaths. It is therefore imperative that appropriate use is made of conventional, new and emerging biomarker platforms.  Biomarkers in Bone Disease  embraces a holistic approach by combining information on different conditions that affect the skeletal system and the use of biomarkers. Biomarkers are described in terms of conventional, new and emerging analytes, techniques, platforms and applications. It covers the latest knowledge, trends and innovations. New platforms are described which combine advances in biomedical sciences, physics, computing and chemistry.


Application to prognosis Biomarkers in disease Cancer Research Discovery of biomarkers High throughput technologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 1
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of WestminsterLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and MedicineKing’s College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Professor Victor R. Preedy is a senior faculty member of King's College London (Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry) and King's College Hospital (Professor of Clinical Biochemistry). He is attached to both the Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division and the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the School of Medicine. Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981. In 1993 he gained his second doctoral degree, for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism in health and disease. He has received membership and fellowship of a number of academic and professional bodies in the UK, including the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal Institute of Public Health, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Professor Preedy has published over 570 articles, which includes 165 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, 100 reviews, and over 50 books and book volumes.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biomarkers in Bone Disease
  • Editors Vinood B. Patel
    Victor R. Preedy
  • Series Title Biomarkers in Disease: Methods, Discoveries and Applications
  • Series Abbreviated Title Biomarkers in Disease: Methods, Discoveries and Applications
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-7694-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-7693-7
  • Series ISSN 2542-3657
  • Series E-ISSN 2542-3665
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 1185
  • Number of Illustrations 78 b/w illustrations, 108 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cancer Research
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