Table 3

Measurement methods

Measurement

Measurement method


BMD

DXA (QDR4500, Hologic Inc., Bedford. MA)

NTX

TRACP-5b

ELISA (Alere Medical, Japan)

ELISA (DS Pharma Biomedical, Japan)

PICP

ELISA (Takara, Japan)

RANKL

ELISA (Biomedica, Vienna, Austria)


BMD, bone mineral density; NTX, N-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen; TRACP-5b, tartrate-resistant acid phosphate-5b; PICP, C-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen; RANKL, receptor activator of NF-κB ligand; DXA, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; ELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

Nagashima et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R224   doi:10.1186/ar4063

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