Abstract Title:

Effects of Nutritional Deficiency of Boron on the Bones of the Appendicular Skeleton of Mice.

Abstract Source:

Biol Trace Elem Res. 2018 Sep 4. Epub 2018 Sep 4. PMID: 30182352

Abstract Author(s):

Alejandro A Gorustovich, Forrest H Nielsen

Article Affiliation:

Alejandro A Gorustovich


Scientific evidence has shown the nutritional importance of boron (B) in the remodeling and repair of cancellous bone tissue. However, the effects of the nutritional deficiency of B on the cortical bone tissue of the appendicular skeleton have not yet been described. Thus, a study was performed to histomorphometrically evaluate the density of osteocyte lacunae of cortical bone of mouse femora under conditions of nutritional deficiency of B and to analyze the effects of the deficiency on the biomechanical properties of mouse tibiae. Weaning, 21-day-old male Swiss mice were assigned to the following two groups: controls (B+; n = 10) and experimental (B-; n = 10). Control mice were fed a basal diet containing 3 mg B/kg, whereas experimental mice were fed a B-deficient diet containing 0.07 mg B/kg for 9 weeks. The histological and histomorphometric evaluations of the mice fed a B-deficient diet showed a decreasein the density of osteocyte lacunae in the femoral cortical bone tissue and the evaluation of biomechanical properties showed lower bone rigidity in the tibia.

Study Type : Animal Study

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