Helmholtz Gemeinschaft

Search
Browse
Statistics
Feeds

Tal1 regulates osteoclast differentiation through suppression of the master regulator of cell fusion DC-STAMP

Item Type:Article
Title:Tal1 regulates osteoclast differentiation through suppression of the master regulator of cell fusion DC-STAMP
Creators Name:Courtial, N. and Smink, J.J. and Kuvardina, O.N. and Leutz, A. and Goethert, J.R. and Lausen, J.
Abstract:The balance between bone-forming osteoblasts and bone-resorbing osteoclasts is crucial to bone homeostasis, an equilibrium that is disturbed in many bone diseases. The transcription factor Tal1 is involved in the establishment of hematopoietic stem cells in the embryo and is a master regulator of hematopoietic gene expression in the adult. Here, we show that Tal1 is expressed in osteoclasts and that loss of Tal1 in osteoclast progenitors leads to altered expression of >1200 genes. We found that DC-STAMP, a key regulator of osteoclast cell fusion, is a direct target gene of Tal1 and show that Tal1 represses DC-STAMP expression by counteracting the activating function of the transcription factors PU.1 and MITF. The identification of Tal1 as a factor involved in cell fusion contributes to the understanding of osteoclast-associated diseases, including osteoporosis.-Courtial, N., Smink, J. J., Kuvardina, O. N., Leutz, A., Göthert, J. R., Lausen, J. Tal1 regulates osteoclast differentiation through suppression of the master regulator of cell fusion DC-STAMP.
Keywords:Gene Regulation, Hematopoiesis, Transcription, Animals, Mice
Source:FASEB Journal
ISSN:0892-6638
Publisher:Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (U.S.A.)
Volume:26
Number:2
Page Range:523-532
Date:February 2012
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.11-190850
PubMed:View item in PubMed

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Open Access
MDC Library