Subproject 6 - Nutrition, aging and marrow adipose tissue in bone maintenance and regeneration
Adipocyte-enriched yellow bone marrow develops during aging and obesity, among other metabolic disorders. It is thought to contribute to dysfunctional bone homeostasis and attenuated bone tissue repair. At the same time, aging and obesity are accompanied by a low-grade systemic inflammation (‘Inflamm-Aging’) and release of cytokines by local adipocytic cells. Together, these two factors are well-known negative regulators of bone healing.