University Chemistry ›› 2022, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (3): 2111005.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202111005

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Inorganic Nanomaterials for Bone Metabolism Regulation

Qiuxiang Wang1, Yixin Liu1, Kun Ge2, Jinchao Zhang2, Guoqiang Zhou1,2,*()   

  1. 1 School of Basic Medical Sciences, Hebei University, Baoding 071000, Hebei Province, China
    2 College of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Hebei University, Baoding 071002, Hebei Province, China
  • Received:2021-11-01 Accepted:2021-11-29 Published:2021-12-30
  • Contact: Guoqiang Zhou


Compared with organic and polymeric nanomaterials, inorganic nanomaterials have the advantages of stable chemical properties, good mechanical properties, excellent biocompatibility, and osteoinductive properties. Inorganic nanomaterials are commonly used as the main material in the regulation of bone metabolism. Herein, the roles and mechanisms of inorganic nanomaterials (such as hydroxyapatite, rare earth nanomaterials, gold nanoparticles, and carbon nanotubes) in the regulation of bone metabolism on the cellular, molecular, and animal levels are summarized. The challenges faced during the application of inorganic nanomaterials toward the regulation of bone metabolism are also presented.

Key words: Hydroxyapatite, Rare earth nanomaterials, Gold nanoparticles, Carbon nanotubes, Bone metabolism