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Bone Abstracts (2014) 3 PP168 | DOI: 10.1530/boneabs.3.PP168

Cell biology: osteoclasts and bone resorption

Effect of C-reactive protein on TRAP-positive multinucleated cell formation in RANKL-induced RAW264.7 cell culture

Kyoung Hee Choi, You Cheol Hwang, In-Kyung Jeong, Kyu Jeung Ahn & Ho-Yeon Chung

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Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.


Inflammatory processes play a role in osteoclastogenesis. C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase reactant that reflects different degree of inflammation. More recently, accumulating evidence suggest that CRP is not only an inflammatory marker but also direct cause of diseases. Therefore, we examined the direct effects of CRP on osteoclast formation using RAW 264.7 cells. CRP significantly inhibited RANKL-induced TRAP-positive multinucleated cell formation in RAW 264.7 cell cultures in a dose-dependent manner (1 ug/ml to 30 ug/ml). We observed suppression of ERK and p38 MAPKs induced by RANKL in western blotting after CRP treatment in RAW 264.7 cells. Furthermore, CRP increased TNFa and IFNb expression in RAW 264.7 cells. OxPAPC, inhibitor of toll-like receptor signaling, decreased CRP-induced TLR signaling and expression of TNFα and IFNβ. Furthermore, OxPAPC reduced CRP-induced inhibition of TRAP-positive multinucleated cell formation. These data indicated that CRP may have a direct role on osteoclastogenesis via MAPK and TLR-dependent pathway.

Volume 3

European Calcified Tissue Society Congress 2014

Prague, Czech Republic
17 May 2014 - 20 May 2014

European Calcified Tissue Society 

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