We previously reported that deletion of the Fgf2 gene (Fgf2-/-) resulted in decreased bone mass in adult mice. This study examines the effect of haplo-insuffiency (Fgf2+/-) on bone loss in vertebrae from these mutant mice. Fgf2+/+ mice attained peak bone mass at 8-9 months of age. In contrast BMD was significantly reduced in vertebrae from adult (8-9) Fgf2+/- mice. Exogenous FGF-2 rescued reduced bone nodule formation in Fgf2+/- and Fgf2-/- cultures. Runx2 mRNA was reduced in cultures from Fgf2+/- and Fgf2-/- mice. FGF receptor2 mRNA and protein were markedly reduced in Fgf2+/- and Fgf2-/- mice. Decreased bone formation in Fgf2 mutant mice may correlate with impaired FGFR signaling, decreased Runx2 gene expression.

In vivo and in vitro comparison of the effects of FGF-2 null and haplo-insufficiency on bone formation in mice

SABBIETI, Maria Giovanna;AGAS, DIMITRIOS;
2006-01-01

Abstract

We previously reported that deletion of the Fgf2 gene (Fgf2-/-) resulted in decreased bone mass in adult mice. This study examines the effect of haplo-insuffiency (Fgf2+/-) on bone loss in vertebrae from these mutant mice. Fgf2+/+ mice attained peak bone mass at 8-9 months of age. In contrast BMD was significantly reduced in vertebrae from adult (8-9) Fgf2+/- mice. Exogenous FGF-2 rescued reduced bone nodule formation in Fgf2+/- and Fgf2-/- cultures. Runx2 mRNA was reduced in cultures from Fgf2+/- and Fgf2-/- mice. FGF receptor2 mRNA and protein were markedly reduced in Fgf2+/- and Fgf2-/- mice. Decreased bone formation in Fgf2 mutant mice may correlate with impaired FGFR signaling, decreased Runx2 gene expression.
2006
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