Establishing Biomechanical Mechanisms in Mouse Models: Practical Guidelines for Systematically Evaluating Phenotypic Changes in the Diaphyses of Long Bones

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 2015; Volume 30, Issue 6, pages 951–966

The goal of this review is to clarify the biomechanical mechanisms and to make recommendations for systematically evaluating phenotypic changes in mouse bones, with a focus on long-bone diaphyses and cortical bone. Further, minimum reportable standards for testing conditions and outcome variables are suggested that will improve the comparison of data across studies. Basic biomechanical principles are reviewed, followed by a description of the cross-sectional morphological properties that best inform the net cellular effects of a given experimental perturbation and are most relevant to biomechanical function.

Autor: Karl J Jepsen, Matthew J Silva, Deepak Vashishth, X Edward Guo and Marjolein CH van der Meulen.
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