2013 Volume 2 Issue 1 Pages 18-23
The purpose of this study was to investigate optimal concentrations of zoledronic acid (ZA) in terms of their effect on the proliferation, differentiation, and mineralization of primary osteoblasts (OBs) and fibroblasts (FBs). Primary OBs and FBs isolated from patients with clinical osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) and developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) were ( (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide)) colorimetric assay, flow cytometry, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) determination activity, and alizarin red staining were used to measure the proliferation, differentiation, and mineralization of cells. The MTT assay indicated that high concentrations of ZA may be toxic to cultured cells. No obvious These findings suggest low concentrations of ZA have more of an effect on cell differentiation and mineralization, so low concentrations are better at regulating bone formation and repair.