The role of osteoprotegerin (OPG) in patients requiring surgery for coronary heart disease

Daniela Malliga, Birgit Zirngast, Ameli Yates, Drago Dacar, Karin Amrein & Astrid Fahrleitner-Pammer
Introduction: Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is membrane bound in the immune system but can also be produced and secreted almost everywhere in the organism, so that it is mainly available in soluble form. So far, the OPG/RANKL/RANK system has been most intensively studied in bone. The binding of RANKL[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]