The glycoprotein sclerostin inhibits activation of the canonical Wnt pathway and thereby suppresses bone formation by inhibiting the osteoblasts. Additionally, sclerostin increases bone resorption by stimulating the production of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-β-ligand (RANKL). Romosozumab (ROMO) is a monoclonal antibody against sclerostin. Phase III clinical trials in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis have shown that ROMO increases bone mineral density at the lumbar spine and hip and reduces the risk of vertebral and clinical fractures in comparison with placebo. In women with severe osteoporosis, ROMO reduces the risk of vertebral, nonvertebral and clinical fractures in comparison with alendronate. ROMO is the first treatment for osteoporosis with dual action, and may become a valuable tool for improving the treatment of osteoporosis. At present, the approval of ROMO by the authorities is awaiting further investigations of a potential increased risk of cardiovascular events associated with ROMO treatment.
Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease – SAGE
Published: Jun 1, 2018
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