Fast Five Quiz: Assessment of Fracture Risk in Osteoporosis

Herbert S. Diamond, MD


November 23, 2020

The most useful markers of bone resorption are degradation products derived from the enzymatic hydrolysis of type 1 collagen, particularly peptides related to regions of cross-linking with pyridinoline. Collagen type 1 represents more than 90% of the protein in bone; therefore, it is only natural that many bone markers are derived from released collagen fragments.

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