Accession Number : ADA499647

Title :   ATF4, A Novel Mediator of the Anabolic Actions of PTH on Bone

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2008

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s) : Xiao, Guozhi

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Report Date : Jul 2008

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : During the last year of support (from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008), our studies have made significant progresses in all aspects of the study: i) we demonstrate that PTH increases ATF4 expression and activity and ATF4 is required for PTH induction of Ocn expression in osteoblasts. ATF4 is a novel downstream target of PTH signaling in osteoblasts; ii) we show that ATF4 is required for the anabolic actions of PTH on bone in vivo, these results were orally presented at the 2007 ASBMR (American Society for Bone and Mineral Research) annual meeting; and iii) We also shows that TFIIA gamma increases osteoblast-specific gene expression by facilitating ATF4-Runx2 interactions; Taken together, these data further strongly support our original hypothesis and the specific aims. Two peer-reviewed research papers and two national meeting abstracts are generated from this study during this period of support. In the next year of support, we will: i) determine if ATF4 is required for the anabolic actions of PTH on bone in greater detail; ii) determine if ATF4 is required for PTH regulations of cell proliferation and apoptosis in vitro and in vivo; and iii) determine the role of ATF4-Runx2 interactions in PTH-induced osteoblast function.


Subject Categories : Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

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