Guo-yang Zhao

Learn More
Iron overload has recently been connected with bone mineral density in osteoporosis. However, to date, the effect of iron overload on osteoblasts remains poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to examine osteoblast biological activity under iron overload. The osteoblast cells (hFOB1.19) were cultured in a medium supplemented with different(More)
Bone metabolism has a close relationship with iron homeostasis. To examine the effects of iron excess and iron deficiency on the biological activities of osteoblast in vitro, human osteoblast cells (hFOB1.19) were incubated in a medium supplemented with 0–200 μmol/L ferric ammonium citrate and 0–20 μmol/L deferoxamine. The intracellular iron was measured by(More)
Hepcidin is a key player in the regulation of mammalian iron homeostasis. Because iron overload may be one of the causes of osteoporosis, hepcidin may have therapeutic potential for osteoporosis patients. However, the effects of hepcidin on bone metabolism are not fully clear. We recently found that hepcidin can increase intracellular iron and calcium(More)
Iron metabolism is tightly regulated in osteoblasts, and ferroportin 1 (FPN1) is the only identified iron exporter in mammals to date. In the present study, the regulation of FNP1 in human osteoblasts was investigated following various iron treatments. The human osteoblast cell line hFOB 1.19 was treated with ferric ammonium citrate (FAC) or desferrioxamine(More)
  • 1