Wnt signalling mediates the cross-talk between bone marrow derived pre-adipocytic and pre-osteoblastic cell populations

Hanna Taipaleenmaki, Basem M Abdallah, Abdullah Aldamash, Anna-Marja Säämänen, Moustapha Kassem

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The mechanisms underlying the inverse relationship between osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells (MSC) are not known in detail. We have previously established two cell lines from mouse bone marrow that are committed to either osteogenic (osteoblasts and chondrocytes) (mMSC(Bone)) or adipogenic (mMSC(Adipo)) lineage. To identify the molecular mechanism determining the lineage commitment, we compared the basal gene expression profile of mMSC(Bone) versus mMSC(Adipo) using Affymetrix GeneChip® MG430A 2.0 Array. Gene annotation analysis based on biological function revealed an over-representation of skeletal development genes in mMSC(Bone) while genes related to lipid metabolism and immune response were highly expressed in mMSC(Adipo). In addition, there was a significant up-regulation of canonical Wnt signalling genes in mMSC(Bone) compared to mMSC(Adipo) (p
Original languageEnglish
JournalExperimental Cell Research
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)745-56
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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