Bone disease in diabetes.
Isidro M Luisa,Ruano Belén
Current diabetes reviews
The relationship between diabetes and bone disease is complex. While low bone mineral density (BMD) is consistently observed in type 1 diabetes (T1DM), in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) bone mineral density is similar to or higher than in non diabetic subjects. Yet, for both types of diabetes bone appears to be more fragile for a given density. Recent meta-analyses and cohort studies confirm that T1DM and T2DM are associated with higher fracture risk. Many factors influence the probability of fractures. Diabetes can affect bone through multiple pathways including obesity, changes in insulin levels, higher concentrations of advanced glycation end products in collagen, increased urinary excretion coupled with lower intestinal absorption of calcium, inappropriate homeostatic response of parathyroid hormone secretion, complex alterations of vitamin D regulation, reduced renal function, lower insulin-like growth factor-I, microangiopathy, and inflammation. Data on cellular mechanisms and experimental models are extensive, but the relevance of each one of these factors to the clinical situation is unclear. In this article we review the pathophysiological mechanisms potentially involved in the altered BMD found in diabetic patients, show data on the increased risk of fractures, and speculate on the potential causes of the increased risk of fractures in this context. Finally, we comment on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in diabetes, although the lack of trials testing the use of pharmacotherapy on preventing fractures in this context is emphasized.
Novel skeletal effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists.
Mabilleau Guillaume,Pereira Marie,Chenu Chantal
The Journal of endocrinology
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) leads to bone fragility and predisposes to increased risk of fracture, poor bone healing and other skeletal complications. In addition, some anti-diabetic therapies for T2DM can have notable detrimental skeletal effects. Thus, an appropriate therapeutic strategy for T2DM should not only be effective in re-establishing good glycaemic control but also in minimising skeletal complications. There is increasing evidence that glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs), now greatly prescribed for the treatment of T2DM, have beneficial skeletal effects although the underlying mechanisms are not completely understood. This review provides an overview of the direct and indirect effects of GLP-1RAs on bone physiology, focusing on bone quality and novel mechanisms of action on the vasculature and hormonal regulation. The overall experimental studies indicate significant positive skeletal effects of GLP-1RAs on bone quality and strength although their mechanisms of actions may differ according to various GLP-1RAs and clinical studies supporting their bone protective effects are still lacking. The possibility that GLP-1RAs could improve blood supply to bone, which is essential for skeletal health, is of major interest and suggests that GLP-1 anti-diabetic therapy could benefit the rising number of elderly T2DM patients with osteoporosis and high fracture risk.
The dataset of methylglyoxal activating p38 and p44/42 pathway in osteoclast.
Lee Kwan Ming,Lee Cheuk Yan,Zhang Ge,Lyu Aiping,Yue Kevin Kin Man
Data in brief
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a kind of chronic metabolic disease that could be characterized by uncontrollable high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) over a prolonged period and diverse complications in various organs. These complications include activation of stress responses in bone such as oxidative stress and inflammation, which have been implicated in various bone diseases, including osteoporosis. Non-enzymatic glycation of proteins form and accumulate in patients under hyperglycemia condition. Methylglyoxal (MG) is a reactive advanced glycation end-product precursor. Abnormal high concentration of MG was in serum of diabetic patients. It was proven that MG induces various stress responses. This indicates that it might possibly the key metabolite leading to diabetes-associated bone loss. In this data report, using cell models, the underlying mechanism of methylglyoxal on osteoclast that may lead to bone loss was investigated. In cell cultures, RAW264.7, Macrophages, was treated with methylglyoxal and gene expressions of osteoclast bone biomarkers were investigated. Furthermore, the inhibitions of p38 and p44/42 activities were employed to investigate the osteoclast biomarkers CTSK, OSCAR, and TRACP5 gene expressions. These data implied that MG activated the p38 and p44/42, which was reported to regulate proliferation and differentiation of osteoclast. However, the decreasing MAPK though siRNA knockdown did not change expression of those target markers, TRACP5, OSCAR, and CTSK, in mRNA level. The effects of MG to other osteoclast markers through p38 and p44/42 would be worth to be investigated. For more insight please see Methylglyoxal Activates Osteoclasts through JNK Pathway leading to Osteoporosis.
Advanced glycation end products and diabetic complications.
Singh Varun Parkash,Bali Anjana,Singh Nirmal,Jaggi Amteshwar Singh
The Korean journal of physiology & pharmacology : official journal of the Korean Physiological Society and the Korean Society of Pharmacology
During long standing hyperglycaemic state in diabetes mellitus, glucose forms covalent adducts with the plasma proteins through a non-enzymatic process known as glycation. Protein glycation and formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) play an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications like retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, cardiomyopathy along with some other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and aging. Glycation of proteins interferes with their normal functions by disrupting molecular conformation, altering enzymatic activity, and interfering with receptor functioning. AGEs form intra- and extracellular cross linking not only with proteins, but with some other endogenous key molecules including lipids and nucleic acids to contribute in the development of diabetic complications. Recent studies suggest that AGEs interact with plasma membrane localized receptors for AGEs (RAGE) to alter intracellular signaling, gene expression, release of pro-inflammatory molecules and free radicals. The present review discusses the glycation of plasma proteins such as albumin, fibrinogen, globulins and collagen to form different types of AGEs. Furthermore, the role of AGEs in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications including retinopathy, cataract, neuropathy, nephropathy and cardiomyopathy is also discussed.
Bone disorders associated with diabetes mellitus and its treatments.
Cortet Bernard,Lucas Stéphanie,Legroux-Gerot Isabelle,Penel Guillaume,Chauveau Christophe,Paccou Julien
Joint bone spine
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus are associated with bone disorders, albeit via different mechanisms. Early studies in patients with type 1 diabetes suggested a 10-fold increase in the hip fracture risk compared to non-diabetic controls. Meta-analyses published more recently indicate a somewhat smaller risk increase, with odds ratios of 6 to 7. Diminished bone mineral density is among the contributors to the increased fracture risk. Both types of diabetes are associated with decreased bone strength related to low bone turnover. The multiple and interconnected pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the bone disorders seen in type 1 diabetes include insulin deficiency, accumulation of advanced glycation end products, bone microarchitecture alterations, changes in bone marrow fat content, low-grade inflammation, and osteocyte dysfunction. The bone alterations are less severe in type 2 diabetes. Odds ratios for hip fractures have ranged across studies from 1.2 to 1.7, and bone mineral density is higher than in non-diabetic controls. The odds ratio is about 1.2 for all bone fragility fractures combined. The pathophysiological mechanisms are complex, particularly as obesity is very common in patients with type 2 diabetes and is itself associated with an increased risk of fractures at specific sites (humerus, tibia, and ankle). The main mechanisms underlying the bone fragility are an increase in the risk of falls, sarcopenia, disorders of carbohydrate metabolism, vitamin D deficiency, and alterations in cortical bone microarchitecture and bone matrix. The medications used to treat both types of diabetes do not seem to play a major role. Nevertheless, thiazolidinediones and, to a lesser extent, sodium-glucose cotransporter inhibitors may have adverse effects on bone, whereas metformin may have beneficial effects. For the most part, the standard management of bone fragility applies to patients with diabetes. However, emphasis should be placed on preventing falls, which are particularly common in this population. Finally, there is some evidence to suggest that anti-fracture treatments are similarly effective in patients with and without diabetes.
Molecular Modulation of Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts in Type 2 Diabetes.
Rathinavelu Selvalakshmi,Guidry-Elizondo Crissy,Banu Jameela
Journal of diabetes research
Diabetes is a common disease affecting majority of populations worldwide. Since 1980, there has been an increase in the number of people diagnosed as prediabetic and diabetic. Diabetes is characterized by high levels of circulating glucose and leads to most microvascular and macrovascular complications such as retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, stroke, and myocardial infarction. Bone marrow vascular disruption and increased adiposity are also linked to various complications in type II diabetes mellitus. In addition to these complications, type 2 diabetic patients also have fragile bones caused by faulty mineralization mainly due to increased adiposity among diabetic patients that affects both osteoblast and osteoclast functions. Other factors that increase fracture risk in diabetic patients are increased oxidative stress, inflammation, and drugs administered to diabetic patients. This review reports the modulation of different pathways that affect bone metabolism in diabetic conditions.
MLN64 deletion suppresses RANKL-induced osteoclastic differentiation and attenuates diabetic osteoporosis in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced mice.
Lei Chen,Xueming Han,Ruihang Duan
Biochemical and biophysical research communications
Diabetes mellitus is known as a main cause to induce osteoporosis. However, the pathogenesis of osteoporosis induced by diabetes has not been fully understood. MLN64 is highly homologous to the steroidogenic acute regulatory (STAR) protein, sharing the highly conserved START domain and exhibiting various biological activities. In the study, we attempted to explore the role of MLN64 in osteoporosis progression through the in vitro and in vivo studies. At first, the in vitro study suggested that MLN64 was over-expressed during the osteoclast differentiation induced by receptor activator of NF-kB ligand (RANKL). MLN64-knockdown markedly reduced the number of TRAP-positive multinucleated cells induced by RANKL, along with the down-regulation of specific genes related to osteoclastogenesis, including tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFATc1), cathepsin K (CTSK), tartrate resistant (ACP5) and c-FOS and up-regulation of transcriptional receptor runt related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) and osteopontin (OPN). In contrast, over-expressing MLN64 significantly promoted the production of TRAP-positive multinucleated cells triggered by RANKL. Moreover, RANKL exposure led to remarkable increase in inflammatory factors, including tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-6, and MMP-1, which was attenuated by the knockdown of MLN64. Additionally, the expression of phosphorylated (p)IKKα, p-IκBα and p-nuclear factor (NF)-κB stimulated by RANKL was clearly alleviated by MLN64 silence. However, RANKL-induced inflammation was accelerated by MLN64 over-expression. Further, the in vivo study suggested that streptozotocin (STZ)-caused reduction in body weight of mice was improved by the loss of MLN64. STZ-induced diabetic mice exhibited higher levels of blood alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and TRAP, while being down-regulated in MLN64-knockout mice. MLN64 deletion reversed STZ-induced trabecular deleterious effects and stimulated bone remodeling. What's more, MLN64 knockout inhibited the expression levels of TRAP, RANKL and RANK in femoral heads of STZ mice, accompanied with the repression of inflammatory response. In conclusion, the results in our study suggested that MLN64 played a critical role in the meditation of osteoclastic differentiation, and its suppression alleviated diabetic osteoporosis in STZ-induced mice. Thus, MLN64 could be served as an essential target for developing effective therapeutic strategy to prevent diabetic osteoporosis.
Irbesartan attenuates advanced glycation end products-mediated damage in diabetes-associated osteoporosis through the AGEs/RAGE pathway.
Cheng Yan-Zhen,Yang Shuang-Li,Wang Ji-Yu,Ye Meng,Zhuo Xiao-Yun,Wang Li-Tao,Chen Hong,Zhang Hua,Yang Li
AIMS:Diabetes-associated osteoporosis is mainly caused by the formation and accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker (ARB) has anabolic bone effects on the physicochemical properties of the bone in diabetes. We hypothesized that ARB could inhibit AGEs-induced deleterious effects. MAIN METHODS:In this study, we chose seven-week-old Leprdb/Lepr+ (db/+) and Leprdb/Leprdb (db/db) mice. After 12 week intervention by irbesartan, the microarchitecture and mechanical strength of the bone of seven-week-old db/db mice were investigated systematically. Meanwhile, the molecular mechanisms of the osteoblasts were analyzed, after AGEs or irbesartan were added to the culture. Also, intracellular formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) was measured with DCF fluorescence. KEY FOUNDINGS:Results showed that 12-week irbesartan treatment could dramatically improve trabecular bone microarchitecture through increasing BV/TV (p = 0.003, +46.7%), Tb.N (p = 0.020, +52.0%), and decreasing that of Tb.Sp (p = 0.005, -21.2%) and SMI (p = 0.007, -26.4%), comparing with the db/db group. Irbesartan could also substantially raise biomechanical parameters including max load (p = 0.013, +20.7%), fracture load (p = 0.014, +70.5%), energy absorption (p = 0.019, +99.4%). Besides, it could inhibit AGEs-induced damage of cell proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of osteoblasts, as well as suppressing the activation of apoptosis caused by AGEs. Moreover, co-incubation with irbesartan could prevent the AGEs-induced increase of intracellular oxidative stress and RAGE expression in osteoblasts. SIGNIFICANCE:In conclusion, this study suggested that irbesartan might play a protective role in diabetes-related bone damages by blocking the deleterious effects of AGEs/RAGE-mediated oxidative stress. This may provide a revolutionary benefits to therapy with irbesartan on diabetic osteoporosis.
The New Possibilities from "Big Data" to Overlooked Associations Between Diabetes, Biochemical Parameters, Glucose Control, and Osteoporosis.
Current osteoporosis reports
PURPOSE OF REVIEW:To review current practices and technologies within the scope of "Big Data" that can further our understanding of diabetes mellitus and osteoporosis from large volumes of data. "Big Data" techniques involving supervised machine learning, unsupervised machine learning, and deep learning image analysis are presented with examples of current literature. RECENT FINDINGS:Supervised machine learning can allow us to better predict diabetes-induced osteoporosis and understand relative predictor importance of diabetes-affected bone tissue. Unsupervised machine learning can allow us to understand patterns in data between diabetic pathophysiology and altered bone metabolism. Image analysis using deep learning can allow us to be less dependent on surrogate predictors and use large volumes of images to classify diabetes-induced osteoporosis and predict future outcomes directly from images. "Big Data" techniques herald new possibilities to understand diabetes-induced osteoporosis and ascertain our current ability to classify, understand, and predict this condition.
Methylglyoxal activates osteoclasts through JNK pathway leading to osteoporosis.
Lee Kwan Ming,Lee Cheuk Yan,Zhang Ge,Lyu Aiping,Yue Kevin Kin Man
Diabetes mellitus is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia and its diverse complications. Hyperglycemia is associated with inflammatory responses in different organs, and diabetic patients have a higher risk of bone fracture due to increased bone weakness. Methylglyoxal, a reactive advanced glycation end product precursor, is known to have increased level in diabetic patients. The accumulation of methylglyoxal promotes inflammation and it may play a role in diabetes related osteoporosis. In this study, therefore, the underlying mechanism of methylglyoxal on osteoporosis was studied using both animal and cell models. In the animal model, rats were treated with either methylglyoxal or saline as control. In the cell model, the macrophage RAW264.7 was treated with methylglyoxal or vehicle control. Following the treatment, animal samples were harvested for micro-CT and real-time polymerase chain reaction analyses. Cell samples were harvested for MTT assay, RT-PCR, and Western Blotting analyses. In both animals and cell cultures, methylglyoxal was shown to induce osteoclastogenesis by increased gene expression of osteoclast bone biomarkers CTSK, OSCAR and TRACP5. Furthermore, in methylglyoxal-treated macrophages activation of the c-Jun N-terminal kinases signaling pathway was observed, and inhibition of JNK activities resulted in down-regulation of osteoclast biomarkers gene expressions. Our results therefore suggested that methylglyoxal may contribute to the progression of diabetes-related osteoporosis and imbalanced bone remodeling through JNK pathway in osteoclasts.
Therapeutic potential of Liuwei Dihuang pill against KDM7A and Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in diabetic nephropathy-related osteoporosis.
Liu Ming Ming,Dong Rui,Hua Zhen,Lv Nan Ning,Ma Yong,Huang Gui Cheng,Cheng Jian,Xu Hai Yan
The effects of Liuwei Dihuang pill (LWDH) on diabetic nephropathy-related osteoporosis (DNOP) are unclear. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of LWDH on KDM7A and Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in DNOP rats and the high glucose-induced MC3T3-E1 cells. A DNOP model was prepared by streptozotocin in 9-week-old male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats to evaluate the effects of LWDH. The cell viability and differentiation capacity of high glucose-induced MC3T3-E1 cells were determined by CCK-8 assay, Alizarin Red staining, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) staining, respectively. Furthermore, the expressions of KDM7A and Wnt1/β-catenin pathway-related proteins were determined by Western blot analysis. Treatment of DNOP rats with LWDH could significantly ameliorate the general state, degradation of renal function, and renal pathological changes. LWDH decreased the levels of TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8, IL-1β, ALP, and TRAP, and increased the calcium, phosphorus in serum, as well as decreased the level of the calcium and phosphorus in the urine. Besides, LWDH significantly improved bone mineral density (BMD), bone volume (BV), and the bone microstructure of DNOP rats. Moreover, LWDH increased the levels of the elastic modulus, ultimate load, and bending strength in the femurs. In MC3T3-E1 cells, serum-containing LWDH significantly increases in cell viability and osteoblastic differentiation capability. The expression of α-SMA, vimentin, KDM7A, Wnt1 and β-catenin were significantly down-regulated, and the E-cadherin, H3K9-Me2, H3K27-Me2, BMP-4, BMP-7, Runx2, osteocalcin, and Col1a1 were significantly up-regulated with LWDH treatment. The present study shows that LWDH has a therapeutic effect on DNOP, in part, through down-regulation of KDM7A and Wnt/β-catenin pathway.
Comparison of osteoporosis in US adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
DeShields S C,Cunningham T D
Journal of endocrinological investigation
PURPOSE:We examined bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis prevalence in those with type 1 compared to type 2 diabetes derived from a nationally representative sample from the civilian community in the United States. METHODS:Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, and 2013-2014 were merged to obtain a large sample of diabetics at least 20 years of age with participation in the interview and medical examination. Osteoporosis status was defined by BMD at the total femur, femoral neck, or total lumbar spine. Self-reported diabetics that were prescribed insulin within the first year of diagnosis, are currently taking insulin, and reported no prescriptions for any diabetic pills were classified as type 1. Remaining self-reported diabetics were deemed as having type 2. RESULTS:A total of 2050 diabetics were included in which 87 (4%) were classified as type 1. Type 1 diabetics were found to have a significantly lower BMD at the total femur and femoral neck, but not at the lumbar spine in the adjusted models. Diabetics with type 1 were 4.7 times more likely to have osteoporosis than those with type 2. There was no significant relationship between diabetes type and BMD or osteoporosis prior to adjustment for confounders. CONCLUSIONS:Although our results show an increased likelihood of osteoporosis among those with type 1 diabetes, future studies including a larger sample from a community population are needed. It may benefit diabetics, especially those with type 1, to initiate osteoporosis screening methods including evaluation of fracture risk, bone quality, and BMD measurements at multiple sites earlier than recommended.
An update on the potential role of C-peptide in diabetes and osteoporosis.
Pujia Arturo,Gazzaruso Carmine,Montalcini Tiziana
PURPOSE:C-peptide secretion is deficient or absent in type 1 diabetes mellitus. It is well accepted that insulin replacement therapy cannot prevent the development of long-term diabetes-related complications, which can often be disabling or even life-threatening. Several cross-sectional investigations have suggested that residual C-peptide production in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus would help prevent a number of complications. In animal models of diabetes and in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, C-peptide replacement improves renal function, skin and skeletal muscle blood flow, nerve conduction, glucose utilization, and other diabetes-related complications. Recent investigations suggest a new beneficial effect of C-peptide, which to date has never been studied. It is known that osteoporosis is the most prevalent short-term complication in type 1 diabetes mellitus. This review will highlight new insights into the pathophysiology and future therapeutic modalities for osteoporosis in individuals with diabetes. METHODS:This review provides a concise summary of old and new insights into the role of C-peptide in diabetes-related complications. RESULTS:The data suggest that C-peptide is a bioactive peptide, acting independently of insulin, which binds to a G-protein-coupled membrane binding site in different cell types. By triggering Ca-dependent intracellular signaling pathways, both Na, K-ATPase and endothelial nitric oxide synthase are activated. C-peptide may act on osteoblast cells by ERK 1/2 pathway activation, modulate collagen biosynthesis and RANKL expression. Furthermore, C-peptide-deficient postmenopausal women, not affected by diabetes, have a lower bone mineral density than those with normal C-peptide levels. CONCLUSION:Taken together these studies encourage further investigations to elucidate the role of C-peptide in preventing bone loss in type 1 diabetes mellitus and in those individuals with C-peptide deficiency and osteoporosis.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Increases the Risk to Hip Fracture in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis by Deteriorating the Trabecular Bone Microarchitecture and Bone Mass.
Mohsin Sahar,Kaimala Suneesh,Sunny Jens Jolly,Adeghate Ernest,Brown Eric Mensah
Journal of diabetes research
T2DM is linked to an increase in the fracture rate as compared to the nondiabetic population even with normal or raised bone mineral density (BMD). Hence, bone quality plays an important role in the pathogenesis of skeletal fragility due to T2DM. This study analyzed the changes in the trabecular bone microstructure due to T2DM at various time points in ovariectomized and nonovariectomized rats. Animals were divided into four groups: (I) control (sham), (II) diabetic (sham), (III) ovariectomized, and (IV) ovariectomized with diabetes. The trabecular microarchitecture of the femoral head was characterized using a micro-CT. The differences between the groups were analyzed at 8, 10, and 14 weeks of the onset of T2DM using a two-way analysis of variance and by post hoc multiple comparisons. The diabetic group with and without ovariectomies demonstrated a significant increase in trabecular separation and a decrease in bone volume fraction, trabecular number, and thickness. BMD decreased in ovariectomized diabetic animals at 14 weeks of the onset of T2DM. No significant change was found in connectivity density and degree of anisotropy among groups. The structural model index suggested a change towards a weaker rod-like microstructure in diabetic animals. The data obtained suggested that T2DM affects the trabecular structure within a rat's femoral heads negatively and changes are most significant at a longer duration of T2DM, increasing the risk to hip fractures.
NIPA2 regulates osteoblast function via its effect on apoptosis pathways in type 2 diabetes osteoporosis.
Zhao Wei,Zhang Wei-Lin,Yang Bo,Sun Jun,Yang Mao-Wei
Biochemical and biophysical research communications
Type 2 diabetes osteoporosis has recently become a hot topic in the study of diabetic complications, but the specific mechanism of its development remains unclear. Non-imprinted in Prader-Willi/Angelman syndrome region protein 2 (NIPA2), a highly-selective magnesium ion transporter, has been found to be associated with type 2 diabetes. In this study we aimed to investigate the specific role and mechanism of NIPA2 in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes osteoporosis. We first used western blotting, PCR, immunofluorescence, and magnesium ion probes to detect changes of NIPA2 and intracellular magnesium levels in osteoblasts at different concentrations of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). We then up- or down-regulated NIPA2 using a lentivirus and analyzed apoptotic biomarkers as well as the osteogenic ability of osteoblasts. We found that AGEs dose-dependently down-regulated the expression of NIPA2 in osteoblasts. NIPA2 also regulated osteoblast apoptosis by affecting the intracellular magnesium level and further affecting the osteogenic capacity of osteoblasts. Our study revealed the changes of NIPA2 in response to AGEs in the environment, as well as its function and mechanism in osteoblasts, demonstrating its important role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes osteoporosis. The study suggests that NIPA2 is a potential target for the treatment of type 2 diabetes osteoporosis.
miR-124-3p promotes BMSC osteogenesis via suppressing the GSK-3β/β-catenin signaling pathway in diabetic osteoporosis rats.
Li Zengying,Zhao Hengxia,Chu Shufang,Liu Xuemei,Qu Xin,Li Jinhua,Liu Deliang,Li Huilin
In vitro cellular & developmental biology. Animal
The purpose of this study is to investigate miRNAs' effects, targeting the Wnt signaling pathway, on osteogenic differentiation to provide new targets for diabetic osteoporosis treatments. Twelve male rats were divided into a normal rat group (NOR group) and a model rat group (MOD group). Cluster analysis of differentially expressed miRNAs and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) analysis were performed. Primary rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) were divided into a high-glucose group and a low-glucose group, and osteogenic differentiation was induced. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) staining and Alizarin Red staining were used for pathological analysis of the cells. Western blot analysis was used to measure GSK-3β, β-catenin, p-β-catenin, c-Myc, and CyclinD1 expression. Immunofluorescence (IF) was used to analyze the effect of GSK-3β inhibitor (CHIR99021) on β-catenin and CyclinD1 expressions levels in BMSCs. A total of 428 differentially expressed miRNAs were found between the NOR and MOD groups. KEGG analysis showed that the target genes were mostly enriched in signaling pathways, including PI3K-Akt, focal adhesion, AGE-RAGE, HIF-1, and Wnt. qPCR verification demonstrated that miR-124-3p exhibited the greatest difference in expression level. In BMSCs, miR-124-3p overexpression could reverse the inhibited expression of BMSC osteogenic markers, including Alpl, Bglap, and Runx2, induced by high glucose. Western blot analysis revealed that the transfection of miR-124-3p mimics could further reverse the upregulated p-β-catenin and GSK-3β levels and the downregulated c-Myc and CyclinD1 levels induced by high glucose. IF results revealed that BMSCs treated CHIR99021 under high glucose showed the reduced GSK-3β and increased β-catenin and CyclinD1 expression levels. Our research highlighted miRNAs' important roles in regulating the Wnt pathway and provided new information for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic osteoporosis.
Zinc Supplementation Increased Bone Mineral Density, Improves Bone Histomorphology, and Prevents Bone Loss in Diabetic Rat.
Qi Shanshan,He Jia,Zheng Hongxing,Chen Chen,Jiang Hai,Lan Shiqiang
Biological trace element research
Diabetic osteoporosis (DOP) is a complication of diabetes, with the characteristics of bone mineral density (BMD) reduction and bone structure destruction. Zinc was reported has a benefit effect on postmenopausal osteoporosise, it was also has hypoglycemic effect, whether zinc was beneficial on diabetes-induced osteoporosis has not been reported. So in the present study, we established a diabetic rat model by streptozotocin injection (60 mg/kg), and administered zinc sulfate by oral gavage to investigate the protective effects of zinc on DOP and the underline possible mechanism. Thirty six Sprague Dawley rats were divided into T1DM group (diabetic rats), control group (vehicle treatment), and T1DM-Zinc group (diabetic rats administered zinc sulfate 0.25 mg/kg by oral gavage). The bone histomorphological parameters, serum bone metabolism markers (including ALP, OPG, RUNX 2, and RANKL), BMD, and bone marrow adipocyte numbers were detected after eight weeks of zinc sulfate treatment. The results showed zinc sulfate administration (0.25 mg/kg/d) decreased blood glucose, increased the BMD, decreased serum ALP, and RANKL, increased serum OPG and RUNX 2 levels, as well as OPG/RANKL ratio of T1DM rats. Meanwhile, the bone histomorphological parameters, bone marrow adipocytes numbers were returned to be normal. The RUNX 2, and OPG mRNA expression levels in bone tissues of T1DM-Zinc group rats were increased after zinc sulfate treatment compared with the diabetic rats (P < 0.05). Those indicating that zinc sulfate can prevent DOP, the protective mechanism were mainly related to its hypoglycemic effect, bone marrow lipogenesis inhibition effect, OPG/RANKL ratio and RUNX 2 up-regulation effect.
Puerarin alleviates streptozotocin (STZ)-induced osteoporosis in rats through suppressing inflammation and apoptosis via HDAC1/HDAC3 signaling.
Guo Chang-Jun,Xie Jing-Jing,Hong Rong-Hua,Pan Han-Song,Zhang Fu-Guo,Liang Yi-Min
Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie
Diabetic osteoporosis is a severe public health concern in the world. Puerarin (PU) is extensively attractive due to its superior bioactivities. In the study, we found that PU protected against streptozotocin (STZ)-induced osteoporotic changes in rats. PU treatment improved STZ-induced diabetes in rats, as evidenced by the reduced serum glucose and insulin levels. PU administration markedly attenuated bone loss and tartarate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) activity in STZ-induced rats. Bone mineral density (BMD) was significantly decreased in diabetic rats, while being prevented by PU. STZ-induced impairments in microarchitecture of femoral tissues were markedly alleviated by PU treatment. In addition, bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BALP), osteoprotegerin (OPG) and Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) levels in serum or tibia were improved by PU in STZ-injected rats; however, TRACP isoform 5b (TRACP-5b), carboxy-terminal collagen cross-links (β-CTX) and receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) levels were decreased. Further, PU treatment inhibited inflammation and apoptosis in STZ-treated rats. Additionally, STZ injection increased histone deacetylase (HDAC)-1 and -3 expressions in femoral heads of rats, which were relieved by PU treatment. Notably, both HDAC1 and HDAC3 could enhance osteoporosis in vitro, as proved by the decreased ALP and Runx2 levels and the increased TRAP expression. Inflammation and apoptosis were exacerbated by HDAC1/3 over-expression, which were markedly diminished by PU treatment. In contrast, suppressing HDAC1/3 significantly abrogated fructose (Fru)-elicited inflammation and apoptosis in cells. Collectively, our data illustrated that PU is a potential therapeutic option to prevent diabetic osteoporosis by inhibiting HDAC1/HDAC3 signaling.
An update on therapies for the treatment of diabetes-induced osteoporosis.
Mohsin Sahar,Baniyas May Myh,AlDarmaki Reem Smh,Tekes Kornélia,Kalász Huba,Adeghate Ernest A
Expert opinion on biological therapy
: Currently, 424 million people aged between 20 and 79 years worldwide are diabetic. More than 25% of adults aged over 65 years in North America have Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Diabetes-induced osteoporosis (DM-OS) is caused by chronic hyperglycemia, advanced glycated end products and oxidative stress. The increase in the prevalence of DM-OS has prompted researchers to develop new biological therapies for the management of DM-OS. : This review covered the current and novel biological agents used in the management of DM-OS. Data were retrieved from PubMed, Scopus, American Diabetes Association and International Osteoporosis Foundation websites, and ClinicalTrials.gov. The keywords for the search included: DM, osteoporosis, and management. : Several biological molecules have been examined in order to find efficient drugs for the treatment of DM-OS. These biological agents include anti-osteoporosis drugs: net anabolics (parathyroid hormone/analogs, androgens, calcilytics, anti-sclerostin antibody), net anti-resorptive osteoporosis drugs (calcitonin, estrogen, selective estrogen receptor modulators, bisphosphonates, RANKL antibody) and anti-diabetic drugs (alpha glucosidase inhibitors, sulfonylureas, biguanides, meglitinides, thiazolidinediones, GLP-1 receptor agonists, dipeptidylpeptidase-4 inhibitors, sodium glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors, insulin). Biological medications that effectively decrease hyperglycemia and, at the same time, maintain bone health would be an ideal drug/drug combination for the treatment of DM-OS.
Chronic kidney disease-related osteoporosis is associated with incident frailty among patients with diabetic kidney disease: a propensity score-matched cohort study.
Chao C-T,Wang J,Huang J-W,Chan D-C,Hung K-Y,Chien K-L,
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-related osteoporosis is a major complication in patients with CKD, conferring a higher risk of adverse outcomes. We found that among those with diabetic kidney disease, this complication increased the risk of incident frailty, an important mediator of adverse outcomes. INTRODUCTION:Renal osteodystrophy and chronic kidney disease (CKD)-related osteoporosis increases complications for patients with diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Since musculoskeletal degeneration is central to frailty development, we investigated the relationship between baseline osteoporosis and the subsequent frailty risk in patients with DKD. METHODS:From the Longitudinal Cohort of Diabetes Patients in Taiwan (n = 840,000), we identified 12,027 patients having DKD with osteoporosis and 24,054 propensity score-matched controls having DKD but without osteoporosis. The primary endpoint was incident frailty on the basis of a modified FRAIL scale. Patients were prospectively followed-up until the development of endpoints or the end of this study. The Kaplan-Meier technique and Cox proportional hazard regression were used to analyze the association between osteoporosis at baseline and incident frailty in these patients. RESULTS:The mean age of the DKD patients was 67.2 years, with 55.4% female and a 12.6% prevalence of osteoporosis at baseline. After 3.5 ± 2.2 years of follow up, the incidence rate of frailty in patients having DKD with osteoporosis was higher than that in DKD patients without (6.6 vs. 5.7 per 1000 patient-year, p = 0.04). A Cox proportional hazard regression showed that after accounting for age, gender, obesity, comorbidities, and medications, patients having DKD with osteoporosis had a significantly higher risk of developing frailty (hazard ratio, 1.19; 95% confidence interval, 1.02-1.38) than those without osteoporosis. CONCLUSIONS:CKD-related osteoporosis is associated with a higher risk of incident frailty in patients with DKD.
Chondroitin Sulfate Prevents STZ Induced Diabetic Osteoporosis through Decreasing Blood Glucose, AntiOxidative Stress, Anti-Inflammation and OPG/RANKL Expression Regulation.
Zheng Hong Xing,Chen De Jing,Zu Yue Xin,Wang En Zhu,Qi Shan Shan
International journal of molecular sciences
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) has antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoarthritic and hypoglycemic effects. However, whether it has antidiabetic osteoporosis effects has not been reported. Therefore, in this study, we established a STZ-induced diabetic rat model; CS (500 mg kg d) was orally administrated for eight weeks to study its preventive effects on diabetic osteoporosis. The results showed that eight weeks of CS treatment improved the symptoms of diabetes; the CS-treated group has increased body weight, decreased water or food intake, decreased blood glucose, increased bone-mineral density, repaired bone morphology and decreased femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocytes numbers. After CS treatment, bone histomorphometric parameters returned to normal, the levels of serum inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α) decreased significantly, serum SOD, GPX and CAT activities increased and MDA level increased. In the CS-treated group, the levels of serum ALP, CTX-1, TRACP 5b, osteocalcin and RANKL decreased and the serum RUNX 2 and OPG levels increased. Bone immunohistochemistry results showed that CS can effectively increase the expression of OPG and RUNX2 and reduce the expression of RANKL in diabetic rats. All of these indicate that CS could prevent STZ induced diabetic osteoporosis-mainly through decreasing blood glucose, antioxidative stress, anti-inflammation and regulation of OPG/RANKL expression. CS can therefore effectively prevent bone loss caused by diabetes.
The beneficial roles of insulin and parathyroid hormones in the treatment of experimentally induced diabetic osteoporosis in female rats: bone mineral density, morphometric and histological studies.
Abd El Aziz G S,Ramadan W S,El-Fark M O,Saleh H A M
BACKGROUND:Diabetes mellitus (DM) and osteoporosis are two frequent medical conditions with an increasing prevalence in elderly people and are responsible for large number of incurable fractures. This study is designed experimentally in female rats in order to determine whether combined treatment of insulin and parathyroid hormone (PTH) enhances the reversibility of the osteoporotic changes that occurred in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced DM. MATERIALS AND METHODS:In this study, 30 adult female rats aged 3 months were used, they were randomly divided into: control group (6 rats) and diabetes group (24 rats), in which experimental DM was induced by i.p. injection of a single dose of STZ (60 mg/kg/body weight). Diabetic group was further divided into four subgroups (6 rats each): non-treated diabetic, insulin-treated (8-12 units s.c./day of Humalin U-40), PTH-treated (6.0 μg s.c./kg/day) and combined insulin and PTH-treated subgroups. All tested groups were assessed for body weight, food and water consumptions. RESULTS:At the end of the experimental period, the bone mineral density (BMD) was measured for all rats of different groups; then the rats were sacrificed and blood samples were collected for measuring glucose, alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin levels. Right femora were dissected out and subjected to measurement of diameter of neck and shaft, length of shaft, and weight. Then the femora specimens were processed and stained with haematoxylin and eosin for histological study. The results showed that there was a statistically significant, decrease in BMD, increase in the level of alkaline phosphate, and decrease in the level of osteocalcin in rats in diabetic group compared with other groups; these parameters improved in other groups, especially in diabetes/insulin/PTH group. The rats in diabetic group showed statistically significant decrease in neck and shaft diameters and weight of femur bone compared with other groups, while rats in diabetes/insulin/PTH group showed a significant improvement of these parameters. In diabetic group, there were different histopathological changes in cortical bone and Haversian canals, which improved in other groups, especially in rats in diabetes/insulin/PTH group. CONCLUSIONS:The untreated DM resulted in dramatic reduction in BMD and morphometric parameters. Treatment with insulin ameliorated these effects to some extent, while PTH co--treatment had a more positive effect. The combination of PTH and insulin resulted in stronger improvement of all parameters to approximately like those of control rats.
IGF-1R/β-catenin signaling axis is involved in type 2 diabetic osteoporosis.
Zhang Zhi-Da,Ren Hui,Wang Wei-Xi,Shen Geng-Yang,Huang Jin-Jing,Zhan Mei-Qi,Tang Jing-Jing,Yu Xiang,Zhang Yu-Zhuo,Liang De,Yang Zhi-Dong,Jiang Xiao-Bing
Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
Insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) is involved in both glucose and bone metabolism. IGF-1R signaling regulates the canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. In this study, we investigated whether the IGF-1R/ β-catenin signaling axis plays a role in the pathogenesis of diabetic osteoporosis (DOP). Serum from patients with or without DOP was collected to measure the IGF-1R level using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Rats were given streptozotocin following a four-week high-fat diet induction (DOP group), or received vehicle after the same period of a normal diet (control group). Dual energy X-ray absorption, a biomechanics test, and hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining were performed to evaluate bone mass, bone strength, and histomorphology, respectively, in vertebrae. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and western blotting were performed to measure the total and phosphorylation levels of IGF-1R, glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β), and β-catenin. The serum IGF-1R level was much higher in patients with DOP than in controls. DOP rats exhibited strikingly reduced bone mass and attenuated compression strength of the vertebrae compared with the control group. HE staining showed that the histomorphology of DOP vertebrae was seriously impaired, which manifested as decreased and thinned trabeculae and increased lipid droplets within trabeculae. PCR analysis demonstrated that IGF-1R mRNA expression was significantly up-regulated, and western blotting detection showed that phosphorylation levels of IGF-1R, GSK-3β, and β-catenin were enhanced in DOP rat vertebrae. Our results suggest that the IGF-1R/β-catenin signaling axis plays a role in the pathogenesis of DOP. This may contribute to development of the underlying therapeutic target for DOP.
Association of Circulating Omentin-1 with Osteoporosis in a Chinese Type 2 Diabetic Population.
Yan Pijun,Xu Yong,Zhang Zhihong,Zhu Jianhua,Miao Ying,Gao Chenlin,Wan Qin
Mediators of inflammation
Aims:Omentin-1, a newly identified adipokine, has been demonstrated to be associated with bone metabolism, but the results have been inconsistent. Moreover, the potential relationship of circulating omentin-1 with diabetic osteoporosis has never been reported. This study is intended for studying the association between circulating omentin-1, bone mineral density (BMD), prior fragility fractures, and other bone metabolic-related parameters. Methods:Circulating omentin-1 levels were measured in 172 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and participants were divided into the normal BMD group ( = 52), the osteopenia group ( = 66), and the osteoporosis group ( = 54). The relationship between circulating omentin-1 and diabetic osteoporosis and other parameters was analyzed. Results:Circulating omentin-1 was significantly higher in the osteoporosis group than in the normal group and in the osteopenia group (both < 0.05). Circulating omentin-1 levels were correlated significantly and positively with sex; high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; apolipoprotein A; and prevalence of prior fragility fractures, diabetic nephropathy, and retinopathy; they were correlated negatively with diastolic blood pressure, triglyceride, hemoglobin, atherogenic index of plasma, osteoporosis self-assessment tool for Asians, BMD at different skeletal sites, and corresponding scores, irrespective of age, sex, and body mass index ( < 0.01 or < 0.05). Moreover, circulating omentin-1 was an independent decisive factor for the presence of osteoporosis only in women after multivariate adjustment (odds ratio: 1.069; 95% confidence interval: 1.003-1.139; < 0.05). Lastly, the analysis of receiver operating characteristic curves revealed that the best cutoff value for circulating omentin-1 to predict diabetic osteoporosis was 15.37 ng/mL (sensitivity: 71.7%; specificity: 58.5%) in female subjects. Conclusions:High levels of circulating omentin-1 may be associated with the development of osteoporosis in female diabetic subjects and may be a potential biomarker for diabetic osteoporosis in women.
Anhydroicaritin, a SREBPs inhibitor, inhibits RANKL-induced osteoclastic differentiation and improves diabetic osteoporosis in STZ-induced mice.
Zheng Zu-Guo,Zhang Xin,Zhou Ya-Ping,Lu Chong,Thu Pyone Myat,Qian Cheng,Zhang Mu,Li Ping,Li Hui-Jun,Xu Xiaojun
European journal of pharmacology
Nowadays, more and more attention has been paid to osteoporosis caused by diabetes mellitus. Elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in diabetic patients activate the activity of osteoclasts through the RANKL/OPG pathway. The nuclear transcription factor SREBP2, a master regulator of cholesterol metabolism, has been found involved in osteoclastogenesis. In our previous study, we have identified anhydroicaritin as a potent inhibitor of transcription factor SREBPs, which improves dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. In this study, we demonstrated that anhydroicaritin could also decrease the level of SREBP2 and its target genes in osteoclasts induced by RANKL without significant cytotoxicity. Moreover, anhydroicaritin suppressed RANKL-induced osteoclasts differentiation. In STZ-induced diabetic mice model, we found that the osteoclasts were largely increased accompanied with deterioration of bone structure. Anhydroicaritin decreased the level of blood glucose and alleviated insulin resistance. More importantly, anhydroicaritin inhibited osteoclast differentiation and rescued diabetes-induced bone loss in vivo. In conclusion, anhydroicaritin, a potent SREBP2 inhibitor, inhibits the osteoclasts formation and improves diabetes-induced bone loss.
Traditional Chinese medicine Bushen-Jianpi-Huoxue decoction prevents diabetic osteoporosis in rats via Wnt and nuclear factor-kappa B signaling pathways.
Zhang Yongqing,Liu Mingming,Li Haisheng,Chen Zetao,Liang Na,Xu Jianguo,Zhang Xiaoli,Zhang Yihang
International journal of rheumatic diseases
AIM:The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Bushen-Jianpi-Huoxue decoction (BJHD), on diabetic osteoporosis (DOP) and the action mechanisms likely mediated by nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and Wnt signaling pathways. METHODS:Fifty-five male Wistar rats were used in this study; they were divided into normal control (n = 10) and established DOP model (n = 45) groups. The DOP model was induced using a combination high carbohydrate - high fat diet and intraperitoneal injections of streptozotocin (STZ). The successfully induced animals were randomized to the model, Western medicine, TCM and control groups. Levels of fasting blood glucose; insulin; serum Ca, P and alkaline phosphatase, and the femoral bone mineral density (BMD) were measured. Furthermore, messenger RNA (mRNA) levels of cytokines in the Wnt and NF-κB signaling pathways were measured using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). RESULTS:Thirty rats were successfully established as the DOP model (10/group). After treatment, the levels of fasting blood glucose, insulin resistance and alkaline phosphatase in the TCM group rats were lower, while P and BMD were higher than those in the model groups. The mRNA levels of cytokines in the Wnt signaling pathway were higher in the TCM group than those in the model group. Moreover, the expressions of factors in the NF-κB pathway were markedly lower in the TCM group than they were in the model group. CONCLUSION:Bushen-Jianpi-Huoxue decoction relieved DOP by activating the Wnt signaling pathway while inhibiting NF-κB signaling.
Investigation for GSK3β expression in diabetic osteoporosis and negative osteogenic effects of GSK3β on bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells under a high glucose microenvironment.
Chen Yu,Chen Long,Huang Runyu,Yang Wenyue,Chen Siyue,Lin Kaili,Liu Jiaqiang
Biochemical and biophysical research communications
Osteoporosis is a common skeletal complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). The mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of diabetic osteoporosis are complex. Glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) is a widely expressed serine/threonine kinase and associated with both DM and bone metabolism, which arouse our concern. In this study, we established the diabetic mouse model by high-fat diet combined with streptozotocin injection. Decreased bone mass and reduced osteogenesis were observed in femurs of the mice. Besides, we identified that there is an activated expression of GSK3β in the bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) of diabetic mice. To explore the link between GSK3β and diabetic osteoporosis, we exposed BMSCs to a high glucose microenvironment in vitro and discovered that the glucose-induced GSK3β activation has negative osteogenic effects on BMSCs by suppressing β-catenin/Tcf7/Ccn4 signaling axis. Inhibition of GSK3β by specific concentrations of LiCl could reverse the impaired osteogenesis of BMSCs and increase expression of β-catenin, Tcf7 and Ccn4. Our research indicated that abnormal activation of GSK3β plays a role in diabetic osteoporosis and might be a potential target to treat diabetic osteoporosis.
Association between diabetic neuropathy and osteoporosis in patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Liu Chunhua,Lv Haihong,Niu Peng,Tan Jiaojiao,Ma Yuping
Archives of osteoporosis
OBJECTIVES:Many studies have explored the association between neuropathy and osteoporosis in patients with diabetes mellitus. However, the results still remain inconsistent and controversial. We aimed to estimate the association between diabetic neuropathy and osteoporosis. METHODS:Databases, including PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, the Cochrane library, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM), and Wanfang, were screened from inception to 30 March 2020. Studies were selected and data were extracted by two independent reviewers. Study characteristics and quality sections were reviewed independently. Pooled ORs and 95% CIs were calculated using random effects model when evidence of heterogeneity was present; otherwise, fixed effects model was used. Meta-regression and subgroup analyses were performed to explore the source of heterogeneity. Sensitivity analysis and publication bias were also tested. RESULTS:A total of 11 studies with 27,585 participants were included in this analysis which indicated that there was an increased odd between diabetic neuropathy and osteoporosis (overall OR 2.20, 95% CI 1.71-2.83). In the subgroup analyses and meta-regression, diabetic neuropathy has no significant difference in osteoporosis or fracture (p = 0.532). And osteoporosis also has no significant difference in type 1 or type 2 diabetic neuropathy (p = 0.668). CONCLUSIONS:This meta-analysis suggests that patients with diabetic neuropathy have a significantly increased chance of developing osteoporosis, even fragility fracture. The clinicians should pay more attention to the patients with diabetic neuropathy. Further studies were still needed to explore the confounding factors among studies and to elucidate the underlying biological mechanisms.
Microangiopathy is associated with bone loss in female type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.
Zhong Ni,Zhang Youyang,Pu Xiangling,Xu Bei,Xu Mingxin,Cai Haidong,Zhang Ge,Cui Ran,Sheng Hui,Qu Shen
Diabetes & vascular disease research
OBJECTIVE:Type 2 diabetes mellitus complicated with microvascular diseases can be used as a model to study the relationship between bone health and the microvascular situation. METHODS:A total of 2,170 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (1,188 postmenopausal females and 982 males aged ⩾50 years) were included in our cross-sectional study. These patients were grouped according to 24-hour urine protein level: Group I (<30 mg), Group II (30-299 mg) and Group III (≥300 mg). Bone mineral density of the lumbar spine, hip and femoral neck was evaluated by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Fundus oculi photography for diabetic retinopathy and 24-h urine protein for diabetic nephropathy were used as markers of microangiopathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Characteristics of the patients and bone mineral density were compared. Multivariate analysis was used to study the association between bone mineral density and microangiopathy. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 20.0. p < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. RESULTS:Group III had the lowest bone mineral density level in both genders. Multivariate analysis revealed that microangiopathy was negatively correlated with bone mineral density in females (lumbar: r = -0.522, p < 0.001; hip: r = -0.301, p = 0.010; femoral neck: r = -0.314, p = 0.009), but not in males, after adjustment for age, body mass index, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetic status, hepatic function, kidney function, sex hormones and 25(OH) vitamin D. CONCLUSION:These results demonstrate an independent negative correlation between microangiopathy and bone mineral density in postmenopausal female type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.
Anthocyanin-rich extract from black rice (Oryza sativa L. Japonica) ameliorates diabetic osteoporosis in rats.
Qi Shanshan,He Jia,Han Hao,Zheng Hongxing,Jiang Hai,Hu Ching Yuan,Zhang Zhijian,Li Xinsheng
Food & function
Diabetic osteoporosis (DOP) is a systemic endocrine-metabolic osteopathy which has the characteristics of bone mineral density (BMD) reduction and bone microstructural destruction. Although anthocyanin-rich extract from black rice (AEBR) was reported to have a beneficial effect on diabetic rats, no studies have been performed on whether black rice anthocyanins are beneficial for diabetic osteoporosis. Therefore, in this study, a streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat model was established to investigate the protective effect of AEBR on diabetes-induced osteoporosis and its possible mechanism. AEBR at three doses (0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 g kg d) were administered by oral gavage to diabetic rats for 8 weeks. The blood glucose, BMD, bone histomorphometry parameters, serum bone turnover biomarkers, bone marrow adipocyte numbers, as well as osteoprotegerin (OPG), runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX 2), and receptor activator of nuclear factor-κ B ligand (RANKL) protein expression in bone and serum were detected. The results indicated that AEBR dose-dependently decreased the blood glucose, increased the BMD, and decreased the serum bone turnover markers. The bone microstructure and osteoclast numbers in bone tissues returned to normal in the high AEBR dosage group; at the same time, the AEBR dose-dependently suppressed bone marrow adipogenesis. The RUNX 2 as well as the OPG/RANKL ratio in diabetic rats' bone tissues increased significantly in the AEBR treatment group. Our results indicate that AEBR administration can ameliorate bone loss caused by diabetes; this is mainly attributed to its inhibition of bone turnover, suppression of bone marrow adipogenesis, and up-regulation of RUNX 2 and the OPG/RANKL expression ratio.
Possible therapeutic potential of berberine in the treatment of STZ plus HFD-induced diabetic osteoporosis.
Xie Huanguang,Wang Qingqing,Zhang Xinyue,Wang Te,Hu Wei,Manicum Theasha,Chen Hua,Sun Liaojun
Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie
Diabetic osteoporosis is a complication of diabetes mellitus, and can result in an increased incidence of bone fractures and a delay in fracture healing. Berberine is one of the most widely distributed isoquinoline alkaloid in plants and possesses antioxidant properties. These properties can reduce the high glucose mediated in the dysfunction of human bone marrow stem cells. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the apparent beneficial effect of berberine on bone characteristics in streptozotocin plus HFD-induced diabetic rats. Rats were selected at random and divided into four groups: (A) control group (CG) (n = 10); (B) diabetic group (DG) (n = 10); (C) diabetic group with 50 mg kgday of berberine (Brb-50) (n = 10); and (D) diabetic group with 100 mg kgday of berberine (Brb-100) (n = 10). After 12 weeks of being treated with berberine, the femora from all rats were assessed and other blood biochemistries evaluated. Berberine at 50 mg/kg showed little effect and significance on diabetic osteopenia, while berberine at 100 mg/kg was significantly increased in diabetic rats. The same group also displayed a significantly decreased serum osteocalcin and serum alkaline phosphatase activity in diabetic rats. The impaired micro-architecture of the femurs in diabetic rats could partially be prevented by berberine with 100 mg/kg. In addition, berberine could to an extent restore the decreased bone formation and reabsorption of the femurs in diabetic rats through the histomorphometric analysis. Berberine could not only significantly lower the oxidative level of DNA damage, but also up-regulate the activity of serum antioxidants. According to our investigations and discoveries, we have found, that berberine may be a potential drug for controlling bone loss in diabetic osteoporosis.
Possible osteoprotective effects of myricetin in STZ induced diabetic osteoporosis in rats.
Ying Xiaozhou,Chen Xiaowei,Wang Te,Zheng Wenhao,Chen Long,Xu Youjia
European journal of pharmacology
Myricetin is a flavonoid which has many pharmacological effects. However, to date there is no evidence study on the effect of myricetin in diabetic condition. This study was aimed to investigate whether myricetin could protect against diabetic osteoporosis in streptozotocin induced rats. Female Wistar rats were randomly allocated to four equal groups: diabetic group (DG), diabetic group with myricetin (50 mg per kilogram per day), (D) diabetic group with myricetin (100 mg/kg/day) and normal control group (CG). Body weight was recorded once a week. After treatment with myricetin for 12 weeks, serum biochemical analyses, the microarchitecture of femora, and histological changes were evaluated. We found that the bone mineral density (BMD) of myricetin (100 mg per kilogram per day)treatment group significantly increased than in the diabetic group (P < 0.05). The alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin were markedly blocked in diabetic rats relative to normal control group (P < 0.05); however, the inhibition was prevented by the myricetin treatment group. Results also showed that myricetin treatment could dramatically improve trabecular bone microarchitecture through increasing bone mass such as trabecular number (Tb.N), bone volume per tissue volume (BV/TV), and decreasing that of structure model index (SMI) and trabecular separation (Tb.Sp), comparing with the control group. We also found that myricetin could significantly lower the oxidative damage and up-regulate the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase activity. In summary, we showed that myricetin can effectively improve abnormal bone metabolism in streptozotocin induced rats, which may provide a beneficial medicine on diabetic bone disease.
Inhibition of tanshinone IIA on renin activity protected against osteoporosis in diabetic mice.
Zhang Jingjing,Cai Zixuan,Yang Min,Tong Lijuan,Zhang Yan
Bge. (Labiatae) (SMB) is applied clinically for management of diabetic osteoporosis in China, and research results has suggested its potential action on renin-angiotensin system (RAS). This study screens and explores naturally occurring bioactive constituents from the root of SMB acting on renin activity and evaluates its osteoprotective efficacy in diabetic mice. Human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells, engineered to express human renin, were used as an model to identify bioactive compound, tanshinone IIA, inhibiting renin activity. The C57BL/6 mice ( = 10 in each group) with diabetes induced by streptozotocin (STZ) were intraperitoneally injected with tanshinone IIA (10 and 30 mg/kg). The mice without STZ treatment and the diabetic mice treated with aliskiren were used as non-diabetic control and positive control, respectively. Tanshinone IIA was found to display inhibitory effects on renin activity of HEK-293 cells; moreover, it down-regulated protein expression of ANG II in human renin-expressed HEK-293 cells. Treatment of diabetic mice with tanshinone IIA with both doses could significantly decrease ANG II level in serum (from 16.56 ± 1.70 to 10.86 ± 0.68 and 9.14 ± 1.31 pg/mL) and reduce ANG II expression in bone, consequently improving trabecular bone mineral density and micro-structure of proximal tibial end and increasing trabecular bone area of distal femoral end in diabetic mice. This study revealed beneficial effects of tanshinone IIA on bone of diabetic mice, and potentially suggested the application of in the treatment of osteoporosis and drug development of tanshinone IIA as a renin inhibitor.
Salidroside Improves Bone Histomorphology and Prevents Bone Loss in Ovariectomized Diabetic Rats by Upregulating the OPG/RANKL Ratio.
Zheng Hongxing,Qi Shanshan,Chen Chen
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland)
Postmenopausal diabetic women have a high risk of fractures. Salidroside has preventive effects on estrogen deficiency-induced osteoporosis and has hypoglycemic effects on diabetes in rats. However, whether salidroside inhibits bone loss in postmenopausal diabetic patients is still unknown. Here, we established a rat model of osteoporosis to investigate the protective effects of salidroside on bone loss induced by ovariectomy combined with diabetes, also investigating the underlying mechanisms. Two-month-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three equal groups (10 rats in each group): control group (with sham operation, treated with drug vehicle); OVX/T1DM group (ovariectomized diabetic rats); OVX/T1DM-SAL group, comprising ovariectomized diabetic rats treated with salidroside (20 mg/kg body weight) by gavage. The results showed that after 60 consecutive days of treatment, the bone mineral density (BMD) of OVX/T1DM-SAL increased significantly compared with the OVX/T1DM group ( < 0.01). The level of serum bone turnover markers, including alkaline phosphatase (ALP), cross linked c-telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX-1), osteocalcin, N-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen (PINP), and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase 5b (TRACP 5b) were all increased in the OVX/T1DM group compared with the control ( < 0.01), and those were decreased by salidroside treatment. Meanwhile, the bone histopathological changes were also attenuated, and the bone marrow adipogenesis was inhibited in salidroside treated rats. Moreover, protein and mRNA ratio of bone osteoprotegerin (OPG)/receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) was upregulated in ovariectomized diabetic rats by salidroside treatment. The results above indicated that the protective effect of salidroside on bone loss induced by ovariectomy and diabetes was mainly due to its ability to suppress bone turnover, inhibit bone marrow adipogenesis, and up-regulate the OPG/RANKL ratio.
Altered gene expression involved in insulin signaling pathway in type II diabetic osteoporosis rats model.
Li Baoxin,Wang Yan,Liu Yan,Ma Jianxia,Li Yukun
It is well established that both estrogen loss and type II diabetes mellitus (DMII) can impair bone metabolism, but whether estrogen loss exacerbates the effects of DMII is unclear. Therefore, we determined if ovariectomy (OVX) of rats on a long-term high-fat/sugar diet and injection of a low dose of streptozotocin (DMII) decreased bone mineral density (BMD) more than OVX or DMII alone. Bone insulin signaling is known to support bone metabolism; therefore, we also tested the hypothesis that OVX DMII rats (DOVX) would exhibit greater reductions in the expression of proteins important in insulin signaling, including IRS-1, IRS-2, and IGF-1. As hypothesized, BMD and plasma estrogen levels were decreased more in DOVX rats than in rats following OVX (NOVX) or DMII (DS) alone. IGF-1 expression was decreased in the liver, kidney, skeletal muscle, and bone of DOVX, DS, and NOVX rats; however, the decrease was larger and occurred sooner in DOVX rats. While IRS-1 and IRS-2 decreased in most groups in all tissues examined, the expression patterns differed in both a group- and tissue-dependent fashion. In conclusion, these data demonstrate that estrogen loss and DMII induced by a high-fat/sugar diet interact to produce osteoporosis and support the hypothesis that the bone loss may be mediated at least in part by concurrent decreases in the insulin signaling proteins in bone.
Osteoporosis in the Cohen diabetic rat: correlation between histomorphometric changes in bone and microangiopathy.
Amir Gail,Rosenmann Eliezer,Sherman Yoav,Greenfeld Ziv,Ne'eman Zvi,Cohen Aharon Mordechai
Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology
Osteoporosis is well documented in type I diabetes, but its occurrence is controversial in type II diabetes. Microangiopathy is a major complication of type I and type II diabetes. We studied bone and microvascular changes in the Cohen diabetic rat, a unique nonobese model of noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to find whether there is a temporal correlation between the onset of these two complications. The diabetic rats were divided into three groups (A, B, and C) according to duration of diabetes (2 months, 3 months, and 7 to 8 months, respectively). Trabecular bone area was assessed by computerized image analysis and microangiopathy by means of renal function tests, histologic examination of the kidneys, and ultrastructural measurement of the width of capillary basement membranes. Bone density of the distal femur and vertebra was significantly reduced in the diabetic rats relative to the control rats in all three groups (Group A femur: 11.5 +/- 1.6% versus 21.8 +/- 3.0%, p < 0.02; Group A vertebra: 15.9 +/- 1.6% versus 28.5 +/- 2.0%, p < 0.02; Group C femur: 7.9 +/- 1.1% versus 29.6 +/- 3.5%, p < 0.001; Group C vertebra: 11.4 +/- 0.7% versus 37.1 +/- 1.9%, p < 0.002). Renal function tests were normal in the Group A diabetic rats and there was marked albuminuria in the Group C diabetic rats. Histologic changes in the kidneys were seen only in the Group C diabetic rats. Five of 15 Group C diabetic rats showed no albuminuria or histologic evidence of kidney damage. The bone density in this subgroup was reduced relative to controls to the same degree as that of the rats with renal damage. There was no evidence of capillary basement membrane thickening in the Group A diabetic rats. Our findings indicate that in the Cohen diabetic rat, osteoporosis precedes the onset of microangiopathy. Microangiopathy probably does not play an important role in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis in this animal model.