Osteoporosis International

, Volume 21, Issue 8, pp 1437–1447

Suppressive effects of 1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoic acid administration on bone resorption

  • M. Matsubara
  • E. Yamachika
  • H. Tsujigiwa
  • N. Mizukawa
  • T. Ueno
  • J. Murakami
  • N. Ishida
  • Y. Kaneda
  • N. Shirasu
  • S. Takagi
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00198-009-1075-y

Cite this article as:
Matsubara, M., Yamachika, E., Tsujigiwa, H. et al. Osteoporos Int (2010) 21: 1437. doi:10.1007/s00198-009-1075-y

Abstract

Summary

The main component of the metabolic by-products of fermentation by Propionibacterium freudenreichii ET-3 is 1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoic acid (DHNA), which has a naphthoquinone skeleton, as in vitamin K2. This study showed that DHNA improved bone mass reduction with osteoporosis model mice caused by FK506.

Introduction

Growth of the intestinal bacterium Lactobacillus bifidus is specifically facilitated by DHNA. The present study used osteoporosis model mice to investigate the effects of DHNA on bone remodeling.

Methods

FK506, an immunosuppressant, was used to prepare osteoporosis model mice. Thirty mice were divided into three groups: FK group, FK+DHNA group, and control group. In the FK group, FK506 was administered to induce bone mass reduction. In the FK-DHNA group, FK506 and DHNA were administered concurrently to observe improvements in bone mass reduction. To ascertain systemic and local effects of DHNA, we investigated systemic pathological changes in colon, kidney function and cytokine dynamics, and morphological and organic changes in bone and osteoclast dynamics as assessed by culture experiments.

Results

Compared to the FK group without DHNA, colon damage and kidney dysfunction were milder for FK+DHNA group, and production of inflammatory cytokines (interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α) was more suppressed. Furthermore, compared to the group without DHNA, histological analyses and radiography showed that bone resorption was suppressed for the DHNA group. Culture experiments using osteoclasts from murine bone marrow showed osteoclast suppression for the DHNA group compared to the group without DHNA.

Conclusion

These results show that DHNA has some effects for improving bone mass reduction caused by FK506.

Keywords

Bone metabolismBone resorptionDHNAFK506OsteoporosisOsteoporosis treatment

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© International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Matsubara
    • 1
  • E. Yamachika
    • 1
  • H. Tsujigiwa
    • 2
  • N. Mizukawa
    • 1
  • T. Ueno
    • 1
  • J. Murakami
    • 3
  • N. Ishida
    • 1
  • Y. Kaneda
    • 1
  • N. Shirasu
    • 1
  • S. Takagi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Reconstructive SurgeryOkayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical SciencesOkayama CityJapan
  2. 2.Department of VirologyOkayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical SciencesOkayama CityJapan
  3. 3.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial RadiologyOkayama University Graduate Schools of Medicine Dentistry and Pharmaceutical SciencesOkayama CityJapan