Bone sialoprotein deficiency impairs osteoclastogenesis and mineral resorption in vitro.
ABSTRACT Bone sialoprotein (BSP) and osteopontin (OPN) belong to the small integrin-binding ligand N-linked glycoprotein (SIBLING) family, whose members interact with bone cells and bone mineral. Previously, we showed that BSP knockout (BSP(-/-) ) mice have a higher bone mass than wild type (BSP(+/+) ) littermates, with very low bone-formation activity and reduced osteoclast surfaces and numbers. Here we report that approximately twofold fewer tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRACP)-positive cells and approximately fourfold fewer osteoclasts form in BSP(-/-) compared with BSP(+/+) spleen cell cultures. BSP(-/-) preosteoclast cultures display impaired proliferation and enhanced apoptosis. Addition of RGD-containing proteins restores osteoclast number in BSP(-/-) cultures to BSP(+/+) levels. The expression of osteoclast-associated genes is markedly altered in BSP(-/-) osteoclasts, with reduced expression of cell adhesion and migration genes (αV integrin chain and OPN) and increased expression of resorptive enzymes (TRACP and cathepsin K). The migration of preosteoclasts and mature osteoclasts is impaired in the absence of BSP, but resorption pit assays on dentine slices show no significant difference in pit numbers between BSP(+/+) and BSP(-/-) osteoclasts. However, resorption of mineral-coated slides by BSP(-/-) osteoclasts is markedly impaired but is fully restored by coating the mineral substrate with hrBSP and partly restored by hrOPN coating. In conclusion, lack of BSP affects both osteoclast formation and activity, which is in accordance with in vivo findings. Our results also suggest at least some functional redundancy between BSP and OPN that remains to be clarified.
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ABSTRACT: Autologous bone is considered the gold standard for bone regeneration, even if different heterologous bone substitutes have been proposed to overcome the limits related to its use. The aim of this study was to analyze and to compare the molecular events switched on by autologous or heterologous bone graft insertion, focusing on TGFβ1 expression and OPG/RANKL ratio, to analyze resorption process, and estimating graft vascularization, new bone tissue deposition and its mineralization, through VEGF, BSP and SPARC expression evaluation, respectively. Patients needing pre-prosthetic rehabilitation of the posterior maxilla were treated using an equine-derived biomaterial (Group 1) or calvaria autologous bone (Group 2), according to the morphology of the bone defect. Bone graft integration was evaluated on bone samples obtained from the treated areas at the moment of dental implant insertion, by morphological and immunohistochemical analyses for TGFβ1, OPG, RANKL, VEGF, BSP, and SPARC expression. Morphological analysis shows the presence of biomaterial residual granules in Group 1, in parallel to a good integration between graft and host tissue. Moderate TGFβ1 expression is seen in both Group 1 and Group 2. OPG/RANKL ratio appear higher in Group 1; VEGF expression appears very strong in Group 1 and strong in Group 2, while BSP and SPARC expression results weak in Group 1 and moderate in Group 2. Results reveal the good integration between both types of graft and the host tissue, even though autologous graft seems to produce a faster regenerative process, as evidenced by the different expression of the investigated molecules. According to these observations, the clinical use of heterologous particulate equine-derived biomaterial may ensure long-term predictability of implant-prosthetic rehabilitation, comparable to that obtained with autologous bone graft.European journal of histochemistry: EJH 01/2013; 57(1):e10. · 2.41 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Bone sialoprotein (BSP) has been implicated in a variety of physiological and pathophysiological events, including tumor cell invasion, bone homing, adhesion, and matrix degradation. To explore the potential involvement of BSP in human breast cancer cell invasion and metastasis, we used retrovirus-mediated RNAi to deplete BSP levels in the human bone-seeking breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231BO (231BO) and established the 231BO-BSP27 and 231BO-BSP81 cell clones. Cell proliferation, colony formation, wound healing, and the ability to invade into matrigel of these BSP-depleted clones were all decreased. Both 231BO-BSP27 cells and 231BO-BSP81 cells showed a significant (15.4% and 28.6% respectively) reduction of bone metastatic potential following intracardiac injection as determined by X-ray detection and by hematoxylin and eosin staining. Moreover, the expression of integrins αvβ3 and β3 was decreased in the BSP-silenced cells whereas ectopic BSP expression increased the integrins αvβ3 and β3 levels. These results together suggest that BSP silencing decreased the integrin αvβ3 and β3 levels, in turn inhibiting cell migration and invasion and decreasing the ability of the cells to metastasize to bone.PLoS ONE 01/2013; 8(5):e62936. · 3.73 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Bone-tissue engineering is a therapeutic target in the field of dental implant and orthopedic surgery. It is therefore essential to find a microenvironment that enhances the growth and differentiation of osteoblasts both from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and those derived from dental pulp. The aim of this review is to determine the relationship among the proteins fibronectin (FN), osteopontin (OPN), tenascin (TN), bone sialoprotein (BSP), and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP2) and their ability to coat different types of biomaterials and surfaces to enhance osteoblast differentiation. Pre-treatment of biomaterials with FN during the initial phase of osteogenic differentiation on all types of surfaces, including slotted titanium and polymers, provides an ideal microenvironment that enhances adhesion, morphology, and proliferation of pluripotent and multipotent cells. Likewise, in the second stage of differentiation, surface coating with BMP2 decreases the diameter and the pore size of the scaffold, causing better adhesion and reduced proliferation of BMP-MSCs. Coating oligomerization surfaces with OPN and BSP promotes cell adhesion, but it is clear that the polymeric coating material BSP alone is insufficient to induce priming of MSCs and functional osteoblastic differentiation in vivo. Finally, TN is involved in mineralization and can accelerate new bone formation in a multicellular environment but has no effect on the initial stage of osteogenesis.Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS 04/2013; · 5.62 Impact Factor