"What does bone do?" Prof. Gerard Karsenty
Lecture by Prof. Gerard Karsenty, Genetics & Development Department, Columbia University, NY, US on novel physiological functions of bone.
Work in the Karsenty lab focuses on identifying and understanding novel physiological functions of bone besides making bone. Prof. Karsenty´s work has led to identify endocrine functions of bone, modulating insulin secretion, glucose homeostasis, testosterone production and male fertility. Bone-secreted hormones also favor hippocampal development and cognition, and possibly contribute to adaptation to hostile environments.