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Activation of the liver X receptor-beta potently inhibits osteoclastogenesis from lipopolysaccharide-exposed bone marrow-derived macrophages
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology, School of Dentistry.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Leukocyte Biology, ISSN 0741-5400, E-ISSN 1938-3673, Vol. 93, no 1, 71-82 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Bacterial-induced bone diseases, such as periodontitis and osteomyelitis, are chronic inflammatory diseases characterized by increased bone destruction as a result of enhanced osteoclastogenesis. The LXR alpha and -beta are important modulators of inflammatory signaling and can potently inhibit RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation. Here, we investigated the effects of the LXR agonist GW3965 on LPS-induced osteoclast differentiation. Mouse BMMs primed with RANKL for 24 h, then exposed to LPS in the presence of GW3965 for 4 days, formed significantly fewer and smaller TRAP(+)-multinucleated osteoclasts with reduced expression of osteoclast markers (Acp5, Ctsk, Mmp-9, Dc-stamp, and Itg beta 3), along with inhibition of actin ring development. GW3965 was able to repress proinflammatory cytokine (TNF-alpha, IL-1 beta, IL-6, and IL-12p40) expression in BMMs exposed to LPS alone; however, once BMMs entered the osteoclast lineage following RANKL priming, GW3965 no longer inhibited cytokine expression. The inhibitory action of GW3965 involved the Akt pathway but seemed to be independent of MAPKs (p38, ERK, JNK) and NF-kappa B signaling. GW3965 acted in a LXR beta-dependent mechanism, as osteoclast differentiation was not inhibited in BMMs derived from LXR beta-/- mice. Finally, activation of LXR also inhibited differentiation in LPS-exposed mouse RAW264.7 cells. In conclusion, GW3965 acts through LXR beta to potently inhibit osteoclast differentiation from RANKL-primed BMMs in a LPS environment. In this respect, activation of the LXR could have a beneficial, therapeutic effect in the prevention of bacterial-induced bone erosion. 

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2013. Vol. 93, no 1, 71-82 p.
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LXR, osteoclast, bone resorption, inflammation, LPS
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64947DOI: 10.1189/jlb.0712339ISI: 000313107700010OAI: diva2:609913
Available from: 2013-03-08 Created: 2013-02-04 Last updated: 2013-03-08Bibliographically approved

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