Hormonal regulation of pp60c-src expression during osteoclast formation in vitro

Molecular Endocrinology
T YonedaG R Mundy

Abstract

Recent studies have shown that the protooncogene c-src is required for normal osteoclastic bone resorption. In this study we examined the expression and regulation of pp60c-src in murine bone marrow cultures in which bone-resorbing multinucleated osteoclasts form over 6 days of culture. We found that both pp60c-src protein expression and pp60c-src tyrosine kinase activity correlated closely with the numbers of active osteoclasts in the cultures. PTH increased the numbers of osteoclasts, pp60c-src tyrosine kinase activity, and src protein, whereas calcitonin decreased the numbers of osteoclasts, src protein, and tyrosine kinase activity. However, when calcitonin was incubated for short periods (< 2 h) with the active osteoclasts present after 6 days of culture, there was a decrease in pp60c-src tyrosine kinase activity and the phosphorylation state, but not in total pp60c-src protein. These data suggest that pp60c-src is expressed in cultures of osteoclasts in parallel with the number of active bone-resorbing osteoclasts. They indicate that pp60c-src activity in osteoclast cultures depends on the activity and numbers of osteoclasts and is hormone regulated. As calcitonin receptors are detectable only in osteoclasts in these cult...Continue Reading

Citations

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