Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0003oc3.3 | Osteoclasts, gastric hormones and HIF | ECTS2014

Thyroid hormones stimulate osteoclastogenesis via TRα-dependent actions in osteoblasts

Logan John G , Bassett JH Duncan , Williams Graham R

Thyrotoxicosis results in osteoporosis, and thyroid hormone (T3) stimulates osteoclastic bone resorption by unknown mechanisms. We previously demonstrated that knockout mice lacking thyroid hormone receptor α (TRα0/0) are euthyroid but have high bone mass, whereas mice lacking TRβ (TRβ−/−) are thyrotoxic and osteoporotic. Tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAcP) staining revealed osteoclast numbers were reduced by 13% (<...

ba0003oc5.2 | Important pathways in bone biology and cancer | ECTS2014

Regulation of bone metastasis by the IKKβ/FoxO3a axis

Marino Silvia , Logan John G. , Sophocleous Antonia , Mollat Patrick , Mognetti Barbara , Ventura Luca , Sims Andrew H. , Rucci Nadia , Ralston Stuart H. , Idris Aymen I.

IκB Kinase β (IKKβ), a key component of NFκB signaling, plays an important role in bone disease and cancer. Genetic and pharmacological inhibition of IKKβ/NFκB signaling increase bone mass and protect against ovariectomy- and inflammation-induced bone loss. Here, we describe a previously unknown role of the IKKβ/FoxO3a axis in bone metastasis associated with breast cancer. We observed that IKKβ expression is prevalent in invasive breast ...