Journal article

Effects of parathyroid hormone on Wnt signaling pathway in bone

NH Kulkarni, DL Halladay, RR Miles, LM Gilbert, CA Frolik, RJS Galvin, TJ Martin, MT Gillespie, JE Onyia

Journal of Cellular Biochemistry | WILEY | Published : 2005


The Wnt signaling pathway has recently been demonstrated to play an important role in bone cell function. In previous studies using DNA microarray analyses, we observed a change in some of the molecular components of the canonical Wnt pathway namely, frizzled-1 (FZD-1) and axil, in response to continuous parathyroid hormone (PTH) treatment in rats. In the present study, we further explored other components of the Wnt signaling pathway in rat distal metaphyseal bone in vivo, and rat osteoblastic osteosarcoma cells (UMR 106) in culture. Several Wnt pathway components, including low-density lipoprotein-receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5), LRP6, FZD-1, Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1), and Kremen-1 (KRM-1), wer..

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