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Aurore Varela, Luc Chouinard, Elisabeth Lesage, Susan Y Smith, Gary Hattersley
Abaloparatide is a novel 34-amino acid peptide selected to be a potent and selective activator of the parathyroid hormone receptor (PTH1R) signaling pathway with 41% homology to PTH(1-34) and 76% homology to PTHrP(1-34). A 12-month treatment study was conducted in osteopenic ovariectomized (OVX) rats to characterize the mechanisms by which abaloparatide increases bone mass. Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were subjected to OVX or sham surgery at age 6 months and left untreated for 3 months to allow OVX-induced bone loss...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Wonnam Kim, John J Wysolmerski
The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is expressed in normal breast epithelial cells and in breast cancer cells. During lactation, activation of the CaSR in mammary epithelial cells increases calcium transport into milk and inhibits parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) secretion into milk and into the circulation. The ability to sense changes in extracellular calcium allows the lactating breast to actively participate in the regulation of systemic calcium and bone metabolism, and to coordinate calcium usage with calcium availability during milk production...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Paul Kostenuik, Faisal M Mirza
Delayed healing and nonunion of fractures represent enormous burdens to patients and healthcare systems. There are currently no approved pharmacological agents for the treatment of established nonunions, or for the acceleration of fracture healing, and no pharmacological agents are approved for promoting the healing of closed fractures. Yet several pharmacologic agents have the potential to enhance some aspects of fracture healing. In preclinical studies, various agents working across a broad spectrum of molecular pathways can produce larger, denser and stronger fracture calluses...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Xu Zhang, Qianni Cheng, Yixiang Wang, Po Sing Leung, Kinglun Kingston Mak
Bone plays a role in energy metabolism, but the interplay between bone and other organs in this process is not completely understood. Here, we show that upregulated Hh signaling in bones results in increased whole-body energy expenditure, white adipose tissue (WAT) browning, hypoglycemia and skeletal muscle atrophy. We found that Hh signaling induces PTHrP secretion from bones and causes WAT browning. Injection of PTHrP-neutralizing antibody attenuates WAT browning and improves the circulating blood glucose level while high-fat diet treatment only rescues hypoglycemia...
October 14, 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
Hanna Taipaleenmäki, Nicholas H Farina, Andre J van Wijnen, Janet L Stein, Eric Hesse, Gary S Stein, Jane B Lian
Wnt signaling is implicated in bone formation and activated in breast cancer cells promoting primary and metastatic tumor growth. A compelling question is whether osteogenic miRNAs that increase Wnt activity for bone formation are aberrantly expressed in breast tumor cells to support metastatic bone disease. Here we report that miR-218-5p is highly expressed in bone metastases from breast cancer patients, but is not detected in normal mammary epithelial cells. Furthermore, inhibition of miR-218-5p impaired the growth of bone metastatic MDA-MB-231 cells in the bone microenvironment in vivo...
October 12, 2016: Oncotarget
Shellese A Cannonier, Cara B Gonzales, Kim Ely, Scott A Guelcher, Julie A Sterling
Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. OSCC invasion into the lymph nodes and mandible correlates with increased rates of recurrence and lower overall survival. Tumors that infiltrate mandibular bone proliferate rapidly and induce bone destruction. While survival rates have increased 12% over the last 20 years, this improvement is attributed to general advances in prevention, earlier detection, and updated treatments. Additionally, despite decades of research, the molecular mechanisms of OSCC invasion into the mandible are not well understood...
October 12, 2016: Oncotarget
Tao Wang, Xinping Zhang, Daniel D Bikle
5-10% of fractures fail to heal normally leading to additional surgery, morbidity, and altered quality of life. Fracture healing involves the coordinated action of stem cells primarily coming from the periosteum which differentiate into the chondrocytes and osteoblasts, forming first the soft (cartilage) callus followed by the hard (bone) callus. These stem cells are accompanied by a vascular invasion that appears critical for the differentiation process and which may enable the entry of osteoclasts necessary for the remodeling of the callus into mature bone...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Marta Maycas, Kevin A McAndrews, Amy Y Sato, Gretel G Pellegrini, Drew M Brown, Matthew R Allen, Lilian I Plotkin, Arancha R Gortazar, Pedro Esbrit, Teresita Bellido
There is an unmet need to understand the mechanisms underlying skeletal deterioration in diabetes mellitus (DM) and to develop therapeutic approaches to treat bone fragility in diabetic patients. We demonstrate herein that mice with type 1 DM induced by streptozotocin exhibited low bone mass, inferior mechanical and material properties, increased bone resorption, decreased bone formation, increased apoptosis of osteocytes, and increased expression of the osteocyte-derived bone formation inhibitor Sost/sclerostin...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Eduardo Rodrigues Fregnani, Danyel Elias da Cruz Perez, Oslei Paes de Almeida, Felipe Paiva Fonseca, Fernando Augusto Soares, Gilberto de Castro Junior, Fábio Abreu de Alves
AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the expression of BRAF-V600E determines an aggressive clinical and molecular presentation of ameloblastoma. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ninety-three cases of solid ameloblastomas were arranged in a 1.0-mm tissue microarray block. Immunohistochemistry against a large panel of cytokeratins (CK), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP), syndecan-1, Ki67, p53, and BRAF-V600E were done...
September 28, 2016: Histopathology
Matthias Kamper, Mats Paulsson, Frank Zaucke
Collagen IX (Col IX) is a component of the cartilage extracellular matrix and contributes to its structural integrity. Polymorphisms in the genes encoding the Col IX ɑ2- and ɑ3-chains are associated with early onset of disc degeneration. Col IX-deficient mice already display changes in the spine at the newborn stage and premature disc degeneration starting at 6 months of age. To determine the role of Col IX in early spine development and to identify molecular mechanisms underlying disc degeneration, the embryonic development of the spine was analyzed in Col IX -/- mice...
September 25, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
Rajeev Chaudhary, Ming-Song Lee, Kuwabo Mubyana, Sarah Duenwald-Kuehl, Lyndsey Johnson, Jarred Kaiser, Ray Vanderby, Kevin W Eliceiri, David T Corr, Matthew S Chin, Wan-Ju Li, Paul J Campagnola, Matthew A Halanski
PURPOSE: The accepted mechanism explaining the accelerated growth following periosteal resection is that the periosteum serves as a mechanical restraint to restrict physeal growth. To test the veracity of this mechanism we first utilized Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) imaging to measure differences of periosteal fiber alignment at various strains. Additionally, we measured changes in periosteal growth factor transcription. Next we utilized SHG imaging to assess the alignment of the periosteal fibers on the bone both before and after periosteal resection...
November 2016: Bone
Keming Sun, Fangna Liu, Junjian Wang, Zhanhao Guo, Zejuan Ji, Manye Yao
The study is aimed to investigate the effect of stretch stress with different intensities on the differentiation and apoptosis of human plate chondrocytes. In the present study, the human epiphyseal plate chondrocytes were isolated and cultured in vitro. Toluidine blue staining and type II collagen immunohistochemical staining were used to identify the chondrocytes. Mechanical stretch stresses with different intensities were applied to intervene cells at 0-, 2000-, and 4000-μ strain for 6 h via a four-point bending system...
September 7, 2016: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
Kaoru Ueda, Akiyoshi Kinoshita, Takafumi Akasu, Noriko Hagiwara, Takeharu Yokota, Nami Imai, Akira Iwaku, Nao Fushiya, Kazuhiko Koike, Hirokazu Nishino
A 76-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with anorexia. Computed tomography revealed a tumor lesion measuring 110mm in the liver at S4/5 with calcification and swelling of a paraaortic lymph node. The gallbladder was not visualized. Histological examination of a biopsy specimen from the liver tumor revealed squamous cell and undifferentiated carcinomas, and several tumor markers were elevated. Therefore, we diagnosed the patient with gallbladder adenosquamous cell carcinoma T3N2M0 stage III. Because the serum parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) and granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) levels were significantly elevated, we suspected that PTHrP and G-CSF production occurred because of adenosquamous cell carcinoma in the gallbladder...
September 2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Bastian Brockhoff, Rolf Schreckenberg, Svenja Forst, Jacqueline Heger, Péter Bencsik, Krisztina Kiss, Peter Ferdinandy, Rainer Schulz, Klaus-Dieter Schlüter
Nitric oxide (NO) deficiency is common in pulmonary diseases, but its effect on pulmonary remodelling is still controversial. As pulmonary parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) expression is a key regulator of pulmonary fibrosis and development, the effect of chronic NO deficiency on the pulmonary PTHrP system and its relationship with oxidative stress was addressed. NO bioavailability in adult rats was reduced by systemic administration of L-NAME via tap water. To clarify the role of NO synthase (NOS)-3-derived NO on pulmonary expression of PTHrP, NOS-3-deficient mice were used...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Mark F McCarty, James DiNicolantonio
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), generated in the microenvironment of cancer cells, can drive the proliferation, invasion, and migration of cancer cells by activating G protein-coupled LPA receptors. Moreover, in cancer cells that have metastasized to bone, LPA signaling can promote osteolysis by inducing cancer cell production of cytokines, such as IL-6 and IL-8, which can stimulate osteoblasts to secrete RANKL, a key promoter of osteoclastogenesis. Indeed, in cancers prone to metastasize to bone, LPA appears to be a major driver of the expansion of osteolytic bone metastases...
August 25, 2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
Mengrui Wu, Guiqian Chen, Yi-Ping Li
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) and bone morphogenic protein (BMP) signaling has fundamental roles in both embryonic skeletal development and postnatal bone homeostasis. TGF-βs and BMPs, acting on a tetrameric receptor complex, transduce signals to both the canonical Smad-dependent signaling pathway (that is, TGF-β/BMP ligands, receptors, and Smads) and the non-canonical-Smad-independent signaling pathway (that is, p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase/p38 MAPK) to regulate mesenchymal stem cell differentiation during skeletal development, bone formation and bone homeostasis...
2016: Bone Research
Brunah A Otieno, Colleen E Krause, Abby L Jones, Richard B Kremer, James F Rusling
Parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) is recognized as the major causative agent of humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy (HHM). The paraneoplastic PTHrP has also been implicated in tumor progression and metastasis of many human cancers. Conventional PTHrP detection methods like immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) lack the sensitivity required to measure target peptide levels prior to the development of hypercalcemia. In general, sensitive, multiplexed peptide measurement by immunoassay represents challenges that we address in this paper...
September 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
Jennifer Fischer, Marlen Ortel, Sebastien Hagmann, Andreas Hoeflich, Wiltrud Richter
Generation of phenotypically stable, articular chondrocytes from mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) is still an unaccomplished task, with formation of abundant, hyaline extracellular matrix, and avoidance of hypertrophy being prime challenges. We recently demonstrated that parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is a promising factor to direct chondrogenesis of MSCs towards an articular phenotype, since intermittent PTHrP application stimulated cartilage matrix production and reduced undesired hypertrophy...
December 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Dragana Nikitovic, Rafaela-Maria Kavasi, Aikaterini Berdiaki, Dionysios J Papachristou, John Tsiaoussis, Demetrios A Spandidos, Aristides M Tsatsakis, George N Tzanakakis
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a primary bone tumor of mesenchymal origin mostly affecting children and adolescents. The OS extracellular matrix (ECM) is extensively altered as compared to physiological bone tissue. Indeed, the main characteristic of the most common osteoblastic subtype of OS is non‑mineralized osteoid production. Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a polypeptide hormone secreted by the chief cells of the parathyroid glands. The PTH-related peptide (PTHrP) may be comprised of 139, 141 or 173 amino acids and exhibits considerate N‑terminal amino acid sequence homology with PTH...
October 2016: Oncology Reports
Yangli Xie, Lingxian Yi, Tujun Weng, Junlan Huang, Fengtao Luo, Wanling Jiang, Cory J Xian, Xiaolan Du, Lin Chen
UNLABELLED: PTH stimulates bone formation in Fgfr3 knockout mice through promotion of proliferation and differentiation in osteoblasts. INTRODUCTION: Previous studies showed that endogenous fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2) is required for parathyroid hormone (PTH)-stimulated bone anabolic effects, however, the exact mechanisms by which PTH stimulate bone formation and the function of FGF receptors in mediating these actions are not fully defined. FGF receptor 3 (FGFR3) has been characterized as an important regulator of bone metabolism and is confirmed to cross-talk with PTH/PTHrP signal in cartilage and bone development...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
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