• Health and Nutrition

Cellular Adiposity and Bone (MABLAB)

Research unit - ULR 4490


Our unit brings together clinical researchers (rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, dental surgeons, radiologists) and non-clinicians (physiologists, cellular and molecular biologists, biochemists, spectrometrists) Their skills converge on the study of the relationships between bones and fatty tissues and their consequences on the pathophysiology of bone diseases. Our scientific project is based on the hypothesis that intra-bone changes play an important role in the pathophysiology of osteoporosis and osteonecrosis. These alterations correspond to a change in the distribution of the different components of bone tissue and involve interactions between osteogenesis and adipogenesis. Based on the clinical skills of the members of the laboratory, three pathologies are specifically studied: osteoporosis, osteonecrosis of the femoral head, osteonecrosis of the maxilla.



Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Place de Verdun
Université de Lille, Campus Santé
59000 LILLE



Effectif total : 35

Personnel de recherche : 35



• Osteogenesis and Adipogenesis
• Bone disease pathophysiology
• Bone pathology (post-menopausal osteoporosis, femoral head osteonecrosis, maxillary osteonecrosis, osteoarthritis)
• Role of bone marrow adipocyte in bone pathology

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

Several national and international collaborations:

Sorbonne, Jean Monnet University

KU Leuven (Belgium), University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands),

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  • Science / Research

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Nous disposons :
- Microspectromètres Raman
- microCT haute résolution


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Doctoral schools

Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Health and Nutrition