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RANKL induces the expression of carbonic anhydrase II, cathepsin K, and matrix metalloproteinase-9 in RAW264.7 cells

 

Kyosuke Fujisaki1, Natsuko Tanabe2,3, Naoto Suzuki3,4, and Masao Maeno2,3

 

1 Department of Endodontics, Nihon University School of Dentistry

2 Department of Oral Health Sciences, Nihon University School of Dentistry

3 Division of Functional Morphology, Dental Research Center, Nihon University School of Dentistry

4 Department of Biochemistry, Nihon University School of Dentistry

 

We examined the effects of RANKL and/or M-CSF in the presence of IL-1 or IL-1 alone, on the expression of carbonic anhydrase II (CAII), cathepsin K, matrix metalloproteinases-9 (MMP-9), M-CSF receptor (cfms), RANK, and c-Fos using RAW264.7 cells as osteoclast precursor. In the presence of IL-1, CAII, cathepsin K, and MMP-9 expressions increased markedly in cells cultured with RANKL, or M-CSF plus RANKL, whereas their expressions were difficult to detect in cell culture with IL-1 alone and M-CSF. RANK and c-Fos expressions also increased in cells cultured with RANKL, or M-CSF plus RANKL in the presence of IL-1, whereas c-fms expression was not change. These results indicated that the expression of CAII, cathepsin K, and MMP-9 in RAW264.7 cells is induced by not IL-1 and M-CSF but RANKL.