Nothobranchius furzeri, the Turquoise Killifish: A Model of Age-Related Osteoporosis?
Maria Butylina, PhD-student in the group of Prof. Dr. Peter Pietschmann, published recently her research on Nothobranchius furzeri, the turquoise killifish, in Gerontology.
This study revealed that osteoblasts and mono- and multinucleated osteoclasts, but no osteocytes are present in the vertebral area of Nothobranchius furzeri. Furthermore, we detected age- and sex-related alterations of vertebral structural parameters and bone remodeling, which makes the turquoise killifish a promising novel model for the study of age-related musculoskeletal diseases. This work was part of Marias Master thesis project, which she performed also in the group of Peter Pietschmann in collaboration with the group of Prof. Oliver Pusch (Center of Anatomy and Cell Biology). Furthermore, this is her first publication as first author.