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Retinoic acid regulates commitment of undifferentiated mesenchymal stem cells into osteoblasts and adipocytes.
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PMID:  23014973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Evidence indicates that the balance between osteoblastogenesis and adipogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is regulated by several hormones, growth factors, and their downstream signaling cascades. Previous studies suggest that retinoic acid (RA) plays a role in osteoblastogenesis and adipogenesis. However, it is unknown whether RA regulates commitment of MSCs into osteoblasts and adipocytes. In this study, we investigated the role of RA in differentiation of MSCs using the C3H10T1/2 cell line. RA stimulated activity and expression of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and upregulated activity of the ALP gene promoter. The effects of RA were further enhanced by bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) and resultant Smad signaling. Furthermore, overexpression of Runx2 and Msx2, critical transcription factors for bone formation and BMP2-dependent osteoblastogenesis, enhanced RA-dependent ALP activity. In view of these findings, RA likely stimulates osteoblast differentiation through the BMP2-Smad-Runx2/Msx2 pathway. In contrast, RA markedly inhibited BMP2-induced adipocyte differentiation, suppressing expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ), CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein (C/EBP)α and C/EBPδ, and inhibiting adipogenic function of C/EBPβ, C/EBPδ, and PPARγ. In conclusion, our data suggest that RA regulates commitment of MSCs into osteoblasts and adipocytes by controlling transcriptional regulators.
Kunihiro Hisada; Kenji Hata; Fumitaka Ichida; Takuma Matsubara; Hideo Orimo; Tamaki Nakano; Hirohumi Yatani; Riko Nishimura; Toshiyuki Yoneda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of bone and mineral metabolism     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-5604     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Bone Miner. Metab.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9436705     Medline TA:  J Bone Miner Metab     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, 1-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan.
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