Osteoclast-specific Plastin 3 knockout in mice fail to develop osteoporosis despite dramatic increased osteoclast resorption activity

Ilka Maus, Maren Dreiner, Sebastian Zetzsche, Fabian Metzen, Bryony C Ross, Daniela Mählich, Manuel Koch, Anja Niehoff, Brunhilde Wirth

Publikation: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftZeitschriftenaufsätzeForschungBegutachtung


PLS3 loss-of-function mutations in humans and mice cause X-linked primary osteoporosis. However, it remains largely unknown how PLS3 mutations cause osteoporosis and which function PLS3 plays in bone homeostasis. A recent study showed that ubiquitous Pls3 KO in mice results in osteoporosis. Mainly osteoclasts were impacted in their function However, it has not been proven if osteoclasts are the major cell type affected and responsible for osteoporosis development in ubiquitous Pls3 KO mice. Here, we generated osteoclast-specific Pls3 KO mice. Additionally, we developed a novel polyclonal PLS3 antibody that showed specific PLS3 loss in immunofluorescence staining of osteoclasts in contrast to previously available antibodies against PLS3, which failed to show PLS3 specificity in mouse cells. Moreover, we demonstrate that osteoclast-specific Pls3 KO causes dramatic increase in resorptive activity of osteoclasts in vitro. Despite these findings, osteoclast-specific Pls3 KO in vivo failed to cause any osteoporotic phenotype in mice as proven by micro-CT and three-point bending test. This demonstrates that the pathomechanism of PLS3-associated osteoporosis is highly complex and cannot be reproduced in a system singularly focused on one cell type. Thus, the loss of PLS3 in alternative bone cell types might contributes to the osteoporosis phenotype in ubiquitous Pls3 KO mice.

ZeitschriftJBMR plus
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 01.2024


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