Subchondral bone osteoblasts can induce chondrocyte mineralization during osteoarthritis and this process is relevant to cartilage degradation

Prasadam, Indira, Shi, Wei, Crawford, Ross W., & Xiao, Yin (2008) Subchondral bone osteoblasts can induce chondrocyte mineralization during osteoarthritis and this process is relevant to cartilage degradation. In Bone, Elsevier, Davos, Switzerland, S29-S30.

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Pathological mineralization of articular cartilage is a characteristic feature of osteoarthritis (OA); however, the underlying mechanisms, and their relevance to cartilage degeneration, are not clear. The involvement of subchondral bone changes in OA have been reported previously with the characterization of abnormal subchondral bone mineral density (BMD), osteiod volume, altered bone mechanical parameters and an increase in bone turnover markers. A number of osteoarthritic animal models have demonstrated that subchondral bone changes often precede cartilage degeneration. In this study site specific localization of mineralization markers were detected in the OA cartilage. Chondrocytes and osteoblasts derived from OA cartilage and subchondral bone showed a significant increase in the mRNA expressions of mineralization markers. Interestingly, osteoblasts from OA subchondral bone could significantly decrease cartilage matrix expression; whereas, increase mineralization of chondrocytes (Figure 1). Osteogenic factors, such as CBFA1, ALP, and type X collagen (Col-X), were detected in chondrocytes under mineralization conditions (Figure 2). Furthermore, chondrocyte mineralization was followed by increased mRNA and protein levels of MMP-2, MMP-9 and MMP-13, all of which are detrimental to cartilage integrity in vivo. The data reported here suggests that the upregulation of subchondral bone-mineralization, typical of OA progression, causes cartilage mineralization, and that the mineralization of chondrocytes induce increased MMP levels with a subsequent degradation of the articular cartilage.

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ID Code: 41360
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: bone, osteoarthritis, chondrocyte, cartilage
DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2007.12.040
ISSN: 8756-3282
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY (060100)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Deposited On: 19 Apr 2011 21:47
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2011 08:07

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