Abstract Title:

Naringenin is a Potential Anabolic Treatment for Bone Loss by Modulating Osteogenesis, Osteoclastogenesis, and Macrophage Polarization.

Abstract Source:

Front Pharmacol. 2022 ;13:872188. Epub 2022 May 2. PMID: 35586056

Abstract Author(s):

Xin Zhou, Zheng Zhang, Weiwei Jiang, Miao Hu, Yichen Meng, Wenfang Li, Xuhui Zhou, Ce Wang

Article Affiliation:

Xin Zhou


Bone undergoes constant remodeling of formation by osteoblasts and resorption by osteoclasts. In particular, macrophages have been reported to play an essential role in the regulation of bone homeostasis and regeneration. Naringenin, the predominant flavanone in citrus fruits, is reported to exert anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoclastic, and osteogenic effects. However, whether naringenin could modulate the crosstalk between macrophages and osteoblasts/osteoclasts remains to be investigated. In this study, we confirmed that naringenin enhanced osteogenesis and inhibited osteoclastogenesis directly. Naringenin promoted M2 transition and the secretion of osteogenic cytokines including IL-4, IL-10, BMP2, and TGF-β, while suppressing LPS-induced M1 polarization and the production of proinflammatory factors such as TNF-α and IL-1β. In addition, the coculture of primary bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs)/bone marrow monocytes (BMMs) with macrophages showed that the naringenin-treated medium significantly enhanced osteogenic differentiation and impeded osteoclastic differentiation in both inflammatory and non-inflammatory environment. Moreover,experiments demonstrated that naringenin remarkably reversed LPS-induced bone loss and assisted the healing of calvarial defect. Taken together, naringenin serves as a potential anabolic treatment for pathological bone loss.

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