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Sorafenib inhibits in vitro osteoclastogenesis by down-modulating Mcl-1.
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PMID:  23154882     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The effect of the multi-kinase inhibitor Sorafenib was investigated in an in vitro model of human osteoclastogenesis, represented by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) induced to differentiate into osteoclast-like cells in presence of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL) plus macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF). Sorafenib significantly inhibited osteoclastic formation at clinically achievable concentrations (1-3 μM) and promoted autophagia with minimal induction of apoptosis. At the molecular levels, the M-CSF + RANKL combination increased the expression level of the Bcl-2 family member Mcl-1 protein, which is known to play a key role in the control of both cell survival and autophagia. The simultaneous treatment with Sorafenib significantly down-regulated endogenous Mcl-1 expression. Conversely, over-expression of Mcl-1 in primary human macrophages significantly counteracted the anti-osteoclastic activity of Sorafenib, strongly suggesting that Mcl-1 down-regulation played a major role in mediating the inhibitory activity of Sorafenib in cells of the osteoclastic lineage.
Erika Rimondi; Paola Secchiero; Elisabetta Melloni; Vittorio Grill; Giorgio Zauli
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-16
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Title:  Investigational new drugs     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-0646     ISO Abbreviation:  Invest New Drugs     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8309330     Medline TA:  Invest New Drugs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
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