Quercetin inhibits macrophage polarization through the p-38α/β signalling pathway and regulates OPG/RANKL balance in a mouse skull model.

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Summary of "Quercetin inhibits macrophage polarization through the p-38α/β signalling pathway and regulates OPG/RANKL balance in a mouse skull model."

Aseptic loosening caused by wear particles is a common complication after total hip arthroplasty. We investigated the effect of the quercetin on wear particle-mediated macrophage polarization, inflammatory response and osteolysis. In vitro, we verified that Ti particles promoted the differentiation of RAW264.7 cells into M1 macrophages through p-38α/β signalling pathway by using flow cytometry, immunofluorescence assay and small interfering p-38α/β RNA. We used enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays to confirm that the protein expression of M1 macrophages increased in the presence of Ti particles and that these pro-inflammatory factors further regulated the imbalance of OPG/RANKL and promoted the differentiation of osteoclasts. However, this could be suppressed, and the protein expression of M2 macrophages was increased by the presence of the quercetin. In vivo, we revealed similar results in the mouse skull by μ-CT, H&E staining, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence assay. We obtained samples from patients with osteolytic tissue. Immunofluorescence analysis indicated that most of the macrophages surrounding the wear particles were M1 macrophages and that pro-inflammatory factors were released. Titanium particle-mediated M1 macrophage polarization, which caused the release of pro-inflammatory factors through the p-38α/β signalling pathway, regulated OPG/RANKL balance. Macrophage polarization is expected to become a new clinical drug therapeutic target.


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Name: Journal of cellular and molecular medicine
ISSN: 1582-4934


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