Effects of the Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) Inhibitors, Avanafil and Zaprinast, on Bone Remodeling and Oxidative Damage in a Rat Model of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

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Huyut Z., BAKAN N., YILDIRIM S., Alp H. H.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR BASIC RESEARCH, vol.24, pp.47-58, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors, zaprinast and avanafil, on NO signalling pathway, bone mineral density (BMD), epiphyseal bone width, bone marrow angiogenesis, and parameters of oxidative stress in a rat model of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP).