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The regulation of bone remodeling by an adipocyte-derived hormone implies that bone may exert a feedback control of energy homeostasis. To test this hypothesis we looked for genes expressed in osteoblasts, encoding signaling molecules and affecting energy metabolism. We show here that mice lacking the protein tyrosine phosphatase OST-PTP are hypoglycemic(More)
When active shortening of the cat papillary muscle was allowed at any time during a contraction, the intracellular concentration of free calcium ions, detected with the calcium-sensitive bioluminescent protein aequorin, was higher than at comparable times in isometric twitches. The difference was not attributable to the differences of length involved or to(More)
The balance between bone formation by osteoblasts and destruction of mineralized bone matrix by osteoclasts is important for bone homeostasis. The increase of osteoclast differentiation by RANKL induces bone diseases such as osteoporosis. Recent studies have shown that insulin is one of main factors mediating the cross-talk between bone remodeling and(More)
It has been proposed that in striated muscle inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (InsP3) may serve as a chemical transmitter linking membrane depolarization to Ca(2+)-release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum. Key to that hypothesis of excitation-concentration (EC) coupling was the observation that skinned muscle fibres contract on the application of InsP3. Yet(More)
Obatoclax, a pan-Bcl2 inhibitor, shows antitumor activities in various solid malignancies. Bcl2-deficient mice have shown the importance of Bcl2 in osteoclasts, as the bone mass of the mice was increased by the induced apoptosis of osteoclasts. Despite the importance of Bcl2, the effects of obatoclax on the proliferation and differentiation of osteoclast(More)
The rat primary cultured-airway monolayer had been an excellent model for deciphering the ion channel after nystatin permeabilization of its basolateral or apical membrane (Hwang et al., 1996). After apical membrane permeabilization of rat primary cultured-airway monolayer, 4,4'-diisothiocyanatostilbene-2, 2'-disulfonic acid (DIDS)-sensitive outwardly(More)
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