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Stimulatory effect of ipriflavone on formation of bone-like tissue in rat bone marrow stromal cell culture.

The effects of ipriflavone (IP) (10(-5) M) on bone formation were studied in stromal cells from the femoral bone marrow of young adult rats cultured for 21 days in the presence of beta-glycerophosphate and dexamethasone. Stereoscopic microscopy showed nodule formation after 14 days of culturing, and both the number and the size of the nodules increased with time. The alizarin-red-stained calcified area in the nodules in the IP group was nearly 4 times as large as that in the control after 21 days. Light and electron microscopy revealed the presence of many osteoblast-like cells with developed rough endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus in the nodules in the control group after 14 days, and a collagenous fibril network was seen among the cells. After 21 days, calcification of the dense collagenous fibril network and bone matrix-like tissue were observed in many nodules, resulting in the formation of bone-like tissue containing osteocyte-like cells. In the IP group, the collagenous fibril network area in the nodules was greater than that in the control after 14 days, and a further increase in both the dense collagenous fibril network area and calcified bone-like tissue area was observed after 21 days. These findings indicate that IP stimulates bone-like tissue formation in the rat bone marrow stromal cell culture, suggesting that the promotion of collagen production by osteoblasts is involved in the stimulation of bone-like tissue formation by IP.[1]

References

  1. Stimulatory effect of ipriflavone on formation of bone-like tissue in rat bone marrow stromal cell culture. Notoya, K., Tsukuda, R., Yoshida, K., Taketomi, S. Calcif. Tissue Int. (1992) [Pubmed]
 
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