Sphingosine-1-phosphate-enhanced Wnt5a promotes osteogenic differentiation in C3H10T1/2 cells

Yoko Hashimoto, Mari Kobayashi, Etsuko Matsuzaki, Katsumasa Higashi, Fumi Takahashi-Yanaga, Aiko Takano, Masato Hirata, Fusanori Nishimura

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In this study, we investigated the involvement of Wnt signaling in sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P)-enhanced osteogenic differentiation of C3H10T1/2 pluripotent stem cells. We found that S1P enhanced the expression of Wnt5a and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 or 6 (LRP5/6) during osteogenic differentiation. Wnt5a-neutralizing antibody inhibited S1P-enhanced expression of LRP5/6 and alkaline phosphatase, which are essential for osteogenic differentiation. Conversely, S1P did not affect endogenous canonical Wnt signaling. Taken together, S1P-enhanced Wnt5a promotes LRP5/6 expression, resulting in the trigger of osteogenic differentiation of C3H10T1/2 cells. These findings suggest a potential beneficial role for S1P in bone regeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1136
Number of pages8
JournalCell Biology International
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cell Biology


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