Impaired alignment of bone matrix microstructure associated with disorganized osteoblast arrangement in malignant melanoma metastasis

Matsugaki, A. ✉; Kimura, Y.; Watanabe, R.; Nakamura, F.; Takehana, R.; Nakano, T. ✉

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Szakcikk (Folyóiratcikk)
Megjelent: BIOMOLECULES 2218-273X 11 (2) pp. 1-9 Paper: 131 2021
  • SJR Scopus - Biochemistry: Q1
Malignant melanoma favors spreading to bone, resulting in a weakened bone with a high fracture risk. Here, we revealed the disorganized alignment of apatite crystals in the bone matrix associated with the homing of cancer cells by developing an artificially controlled ex vivo melanoma bone metastasis model. The ex vivo metastasis model reflects the progressive melanoma cell activation in vivo, resulting in decreased bone mineral density and expression of MMP1-positive cells. Moreover, less organized intercellular connections were observed in the neighboring osteoblasts in metastasized bone, indicating the abnormal and randomized organization of bone matrix secreted by disconnected osteoblasts. Our study revealed that the deteriorated microstructure associated with disorganized osteoblast arrangement was a determinant of malignant melanoma-related bone dysfunction. © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
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2021-08-04 23:00