Christian E Jacome-Galarza

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Parathyroid hormone (PTH) increases both the number of osteoclast in bone and the number of early hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in bone marrow. We previously characterized the phenotype of multiple populations of bone marrow cells with in vitro osteoclastogenic potential in mice. Here we examined whether intermittent administration of PTH influences these(More)
Osteoclasts are specialized bone-resorbing cells that derive from monocyte precursors. We have identified three populations of cells with high osteoclastogenic potential in murine bone marrow, which expressed the phenotype B220(-) CD3(-) CD11b(-/low) CD115(+) and either CD117(hi), CD117(intermediate), or CD117(low). We have evaluated these populations for(More)
Cathepsin K (CatK) is a lysosomal cysteine protease necessary for bone resorption by osteoclasts (OCs), which originate from myeloid hematopoietic precursors. CatK-deficient (CatK(-/-) ) mice show osteopetrosis due to defective resorption by OCs, which are increased in number in these mice. We investigated whether genetic ablation of CatK altered the number(More)
Excessive bone resorption is the cause of several metabolic bone diseases including osteoporosis. Thus, identifying factors that can inhibit osteoclast formation and/or activity may define new drug targets that can be used to develop novel therapies for these conditions. Emerging evidence demonstrates that the master regulator of hematopoiesis, Runx1, is(More)
Continuous parathyroid hormone (PTH) blocks its own osteogenic actions in marrow stromal cell cultures by inducing Cox2 and receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL) in the osteoblastic lineage cells, which then cause the hematopoietic lineage cells to secrete an inhibitor of PTH-stimulated osteoblast differentiation. To identify this(More)
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