Proinflammatory cytokines regulate cementogenic differentiation of periodontal ligament cells by Wnt/Ca2+ signaling pathway

Han, Pingping, Lloyd, Tain, Chen, Zetao, & Xiao, Yin (2016) Proinflammatory cytokines regulate cementogenic differentiation of periodontal ligament cells by Wnt/Ca2+ signaling pathway. Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research, 36(5), pp. 328-337.

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Periodontal inflammation can inhibit cell differentiation of periodontal ligament cells (PDLCs), resulting in decreased bone/cementum regeneration ability. The Wnt signaling pathway, including canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling and noncanonical Wnt/Ca2+ signaling, plays essential roles in cell proliferation and differentiation during tooth development. However, little is still known whether noncanonical Wnt/Ca2+ signaling cascade could regulate cementogenic/osteogenic differentiation capability of PDLCs within an inflammatory environment. Therefore, in this study, human PDLCs (hPDLCs) and their cementogenic differentiation potential were investigated in the presence of cytokines. The data demonstrated that both cytokines interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibited cell proliferation, relative alkaline phosphatase activity, bone/cementum-related gene/protein expression, and canonical Wnt pathway-related gene/protein expression in hPDLCs. Interestingly, both cytokines upregulated the noncanonical Wnt/Ca2+ signaling-related gene and protein expression in hPDLCs. When the Wnt/Ca2+ pathway was blocked by Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II inhibitor KN93, even in the presence of IL-6 and TNF-α, cementogenesis could be stimulated in hPDLCs. Our data indicate that the Wnt/Ca2+ pathway plays an inhibitory role on PDLC cementogenic differentiation in inflammatory microenvironments. Therefore, targeting the Wnt/Ca2+ pathway may provide a novel therapeutic approach to improve periodontal regeneration for periodontal diseases.

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ID Code: 92129
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Cytokines, Wnt/Ca2+ pathway, periodontal ligament cells, cementogenic differentiation
DOI: 10.1089/jir.2015.0111
ISSN: 1557-7465
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers
Deposited On: 04 May 2016 23:44
Last Modified: 08 May 2016 04:46

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