Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0005oc6.3 | Development and differentiation (or Aging) | ECTS2016

The critical biomechanical role of Lipocalin 2 in the crosstalk between endothelium and osteoblasts in unloading conditions.

Veeriah Vimal , Capulli Mattia , Zanniti Angelo , Chatterjee Suvro , Rucci Nadia , Teti Anna

Angiogenesis and osteogenesis are tightly linked and dependent on each other. Lipocalin 2 (LCN2) is a mechanoresponding adipokine, strongly upregulated in osteogenic cells subjected to microgravity (0.08–0.008 g), in which it impairs osteogenesis and upregulates the osteoclastogenic cytokine, RANKL. We investigated the role of LCN2 in the crosstalk between angiogenesis and osteogenesis in simulated microgravity conditions as a model of mechanical unloading. Mouse and huma...