Intercellular cross-talk between osteoblasts and osteoclasts is important for controlling bone remolding and maintenance. However, the precise molecular mechanism by which osteoblasts regulate osteoclastogenesis is still largely unknown. Here, we show that osteoblasts can induce Ca2+ oscillation-independent osteoclastogenesis. We found that bone marrow-derived monocyte/macrophage precursor cells (BMMs) lacking inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor type2 (IP3R2)did not exhibit Ca2+ oscillation or differentiation into multinuclear osteoclasts in response to recombinant receptor activator of NF-κB Ligand/macrophage colony-stimulating factor stimulation. IP3R2 knockout BMMs, however, underwent osteoclastogenesis when they were cocultured with osteoblasts or in vivo in the absence of Ca2+ oscillation. Furthermore, we found that Ca 2+ oscillation-independent osteoclastogenesis was insensitive to FK506, a calcineurin inhibitor. Taken together, we conclude that both Ca 2+ oscillation/calcineurin-dependent and -independent signaling pathways contribute to NFAT1 activation, leading to efficient osteoclastogenesis in vivo.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Jun 24|
- Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R)
- Receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL)
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