EphB4 enhances the process of endochondral ossification and inhibits remodeling during bone fracture repair
Agnieszka Arthur, Romana A Panagopoulos, Lachlan Cooper, Danijela Menicanin, Ian H Parkinson, John D Codrington, Kate Vandyke, Andrew CW Zannettino, Simon A Koblar, Natalie A Sims, Koichi Matsuo, Stan Gronthos
JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2013
Previous reports have identified a role for the tyrosine kinase receptor EphB4 and its ligand, ephrinB2, as potential mediators of both bone formation by osteoblasts and bone resorption by osteoclasts. In the present study, we examined the role of EphB4 during bone repair after traumatic injury. We performed femoral fractures with internal fixation in transgenic mice that overexpress EphB4 under the collagen type 1 promoter (Col1-EphB4) and investigated the bone repair process up to 12 weeks postfracture. The data indicated that Col1-EphB4 mice exhibited stiffer and stronger bones after fracture compared with wild-type mice. The fractured bones of Col1-EphB4 transgenic mice displayed signifi..View full abstract
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This work was supported by the NH&MRC project grants 565176 and 1023390.