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Patch clamp experiments were performed on two human osteosarcoma cell lines (MG-63 and SaOS-2 cells) that show an osteoblasticlike phenotype to identify and characterize the specific K channels present in these cells. In case of MG-63 cells, in the cell-attached patch configuration (CAP) no channel activity was observed in 2 mM Ca Ringer (control condition)(More)
Increased susceptibility to bacterial and viral infections and dysfunctional erythropoiesis are characteristic of malaria and other hemolytic hemoglobinopathies. High concentrations of free heme are common in these conditions but little is known about the effect of heme on adaptive immunity and erythropoiesis. Herein, we investigated the impact of heme(More)
Sustained erythropoiesis and concurrent bone marrow hyperplasia are proposed to be responsible for low bone mass density (BMD) in chronic hemolytic pathologies. As impaired erythropoiesis is also frequent in these conditions, we hypothesized that free heme may alter marrow and bone physiology in these disorders. Bone status and bone marrow erythropoiesis(More)
Scavenger receptor class B type I (SR-BI), the Scarb1 gene product, is a high-density lipoprotein (HDL) receptor which was shown to influence bone metabolism. Its absence in mice is associated with alterations of the glucocorticoid/adrenocorticotropic hormone axis, and translated in high bone mass and enhanced bone formation. Since the cellular alterations(More)
Bone tissue is continuously remodeled by bone cells and maintenance of its mass relies on the balance between the processes of resorption and formation. We have reported the expression of numerous scavenger receptors, namely scavenger receptor (SR) class B type I and II (SR-BI and SR-BII), and CD36, in bone-forming osteoblasts but their physiological roles(More)
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