JOURNAL ARTICLE

MiR-203 is involved in osteoporosis by regulating DKK1 and inhibiting osteogenic differentiation of MSCs

Z-L Xia, Y Wang, Q-D Sun, X-F Du
European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences 2018, 22 (16): 5098-5105
30178828

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether miR-203 is involved in the osteogenic differentiation of rat mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) by regulating DDK1, thus participating in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: miR-203 expression in serum samples of 60 osteoporosis patients and 60 normal subjects was detected using Real-time fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) assay. MSCs were isolated from bone marrow of rats and then identified. Subsequently, the effects of miR-203 and DKK1 on osteogenic differentiation were estimated by alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, alizarin red staining, ALP staining, respectively. Expression levels of osteogenic-specific genes were detected by Western blot. Rescue experiments were conducted to confirm whether miR-203 could promote osteogenic differentiation of MSCs by inhibiting DKK1.

RESULTS: Serum level of miR-203 in osteoporosis patients was significantly lower than that of the normal subjects. Overexpressed miR-203 in MSCs enhanced ALP activity, expression of osteogenic marker genes and the number of calcified cells. Additionally, miR-203 could bind to DKK1. The regulatory effect of miR-203 on osteogenic differentiation in MSCs was reversed by DKK1.

CONCLUSIONS: MiR-203 promotes the differentiation of rat MSCs into osteoblast-like cells, which may be associated with the regulation of DKK1 expression.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
30178828
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"