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Osteoclasts from patients with autosomal dominant osteopetrosis type I caused by a T253I mutation in low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 are normal in vitro, but have decreased resorption capacity in vivo

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  • Kim Henriksen
  • Jeppe Gram
  • Pernille Høegh-Andersen
  • Rune Jemtland
  • Thor Ueland
  • Dziegiel, Morten Hanefeld
  • Sophie Schaller
  • Jens Bollerslev
  • Morten A Karsdal
Autosomal dominant osteopetrosis type I (ADOI) is presumably caused by gain-of-function mutations in the LRP5 gene. Patients with a T253I mutation in LRP5 have a high bone mass phenotype, characterized by increased mineralizing surface index but abnormally low numbers of small osteoclasts. To investigate the effect of the T253I mutation in LRP5 on osteoclasts, we isolated CD14+ monocytes from ADOI patients and assessed their ability to generate osteoclasts when treated with RANKL and M-CSF compared to that of age- and sex-matched control osteoclasts. We found normal osteoclastogenesis, expression of osteoclast markers, morphology, and localization of proteins involved in bone resorption, such as ClC-7 and cathepsin K. The ability to resorb bone was also normal. In vivo, we compared the bone resorption and bone formation response to T3 in ADOI patients and age- and sex-matched controls. We found attenuated resorptive response to T3 stimulation, despite a normal bone formation response, in alignment with the reduced number of osteoclasts in vivo. These data demonstrate that ADOI osteoclasts are normal with respect to all aspects investigated in vitro. We speculate that the mutations causing ADOI alter the osteoblastic phenotype toward a smaller potential for supporting osteoclastogenesis.
TidsskriftAmerican Journal of Pathology
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)1341-8
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2005

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