Kif1c regulates osteoclastic bone resorption as a downstream molecule of p130Cas

Miki Kobayakawa, Takuma Matsubara, Akiko Mizokami, Fumitaka Hiura, Nana Takakura, Shoichiro Kokabu, Miho Matsuda, Hisataka Yasuda, Ichiro Nakamura, Yosuke Takei, Hiroaki Honda, Ryuji Hosokawa, Eijiro Jimi

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Abstract

Podosome formation in osteoclasts is an important initial step in osteoclastic bone resorption. Mice lacking c-Src (c-Src−/−) exhibited osteopetrosis due to a lack of podosome formation in osteoclasts. We previously identified p130Cas (Crk-associated substrate [Cas]) as one of c-Src downstream molecule and osteoclast-specific p130Cas-deficient (p130CasΔOCL−/−) mice also exhibited a similar phenotype to c-Src−/− mice, indicating that the c-Src/p130Cas plays an important role for bone resorption by osteoclasts. In this study, we performed a cDNA microarray and compared the gene profiles of osteoclasts from c-Src−/− or p130CasΔOCL−/− mice with wild-type (WT) osteoclasts to identify downstream molecules of c-Src/p130Cas involved in bone resorption. Among several genes that were commonly downregulated in both c-Src−/− and p130CasΔOCL−/− osteoclasts, we identified kinesin family protein 1c (Kif1c), which regulates the cytoskeletal organization. Reduced Kif1c expression was observed in both c-Src−/− and p130CasΔOCL−/− osteoclasts compared with WT osteoclasts. Kif1c exhibited a broad tissue distribution, including osteoclasts. Knockdown of Kif1c expression using shRNAs in WT osteoclasts suppressed actin ring formation. Kif1c overexpression restored bone resorption subsequent to actin ring formation in p130CasΔOCL−/− osteoclasts but not c-Src−/− osteoclasts, suggesting that Kif1c regulates osteoclastic bone resorption in the downstream of p130Cas (191 words). Significance of the study: We previously showed that the c-Src/p130Cas (Cas) plays an important role for bone resorption by osteoclasts. In this study, we identified kinesin family protein 1c (Kif1c), which regulates the cytoskeletal organization, as a downstream molecule of c-Src/p130Cas axis, using cDNA microarray. Knockdown of Kif1c expression using shRNAs in wild-type osteoclasts suppressed actin ring formation. Kif1c overexpression restored bone resorption subsequent to actin ring formation in osteoclast-specific p130Cas-deficient (p130CasΔOCL−/−) osteoclasts but not c-Src−/− osteoclasts, suggesting that Kif1c regulates osteoclastic bone resorption in the downstream of p130Cas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-308
Number of pages9
JournalCell Biochemistry and Function
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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    Kobayakawa, M., Matsubara, T., Mizokami, A., Hiura, F., Takakura, N., Kokabu, S., Matsuda, M., Yasuda, H., Nakamura, I., Takei, Y., Honda, H., Hosokawa, R., & Jimi, E. (2020). Kif1c regulates osteoclastic bone resorption as a downstream molecule of p130Cas. Cell Biochemistry and Function, 38(3), 300-308. https://doi.org/10.1002/cbf.3476