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New insights into the regulation of cathepsin K gene expression by osteoprotegerin ligand.

Cathepsin K plays a key role in bone resorption. We provide the first evidence that osteoprotegerin ligand (OPGL), a critical pro-resorptive cytokine, acutely stimulates the expression of cathepsin K in osteoclasts. We used in situ RT-PCR and real time quantitative RT-PCR to analyze cathepsin K gene expression. OPGL enhanced cathepsin K mRNA levels in mature osteoclasts isolated from rat neonatal long bones. OPGL together with macrophage colony- stimulating factor (M-CSF) also stimulated cathepsin K gene expression in monocytic cells and multinucleate osteoclasts in bone marrow cultures. Real time quantitative RT-PCR demonstrated high levels of cathepsin K mRNA in bone marrow cultures, paralleling the degree of osteoclastogenesis. We therefore suggest that OPGL enhances bone resorption, at least in part, by inducing cathepsin K gene expression.[1]

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  1. New insights into the regulation of cathepsin K gene expression by osteoprotegerin ligand. Corisdeo, S., Gyda, M., Zaidi, M., Moonga, B.S., Troen, B.R. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2001) [Pubmed]
 
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