Osteoporosis drugs appear to impede cell membrane repair

A class of drugs widely used to treat osteoporosis appears to impede a cell’s ability to repair a protective outer membrane that helps determine what enters and exits, researchers report. The inability to quickly repair a membrane is lethal to a cell and may help explain the rare and serious side effect of jawbone destruction that can occur following dental work in patients taking these drugs, the researchers note.

Source: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/dentistry/~3/5KnctDzF6qI/140414123816.htm

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