Summary of study ST001704

This data is available at the NIH Common Fund's National Metabolomics Data Repository (NMDR) website, the Metabolomics Workbench,, where it has been assigned Project ID PR001090. The data can be accessed directly via it's Project DOI: 10.21228/M8T12F This work is supported by NIH grant, U2C- DK119886.


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Study IDST001704
Study TitleSclerostin antibody increases trabecular bone and bone mechanical properties by increasing osteoblast activity damaged by whole-body irradiation in mice
Study TypeBasic research
Study SummaryIrradiation therapy causes bone deterioration and increased risk for skeletal-related events. Irradiation interferes with trabecular architecture through increased osteoclastic activity, decreased osteoblastic activity, and increased adipocyte expansion in the bone marrow (BM), which further compounds bone-related disease. Neutralizing antibodies to sclerostin (Scl-Ab) increase bone mass and strength by increasing bone formation and reducing bone resorption. We hypothesized that treatment with Scl-Ab would attenuate the adverse effects of irradiation by increasing bone volume and decreasing BM adipose tissue (BMAT), resulting in better quality bone. In this study, 12-week-old female C57BL/6J mice were exposed to 6 Gy whole-body irradiation or were non-irradiated, then administered Scl-Ab (25 mg/kg) or vehicle weekly for 5 weeks. Femoral µCT analysis confirmed that the overall effect of IR significantly decreased trabecular bone volume/total volume (Tb.BV/TV) (2-way ANOVA, p<0.0001) with a -43.8% loss in Tb.BV/TV in the IR control group. Scl-Ab independently increased Tb.BV/TV by 3.07-fold in non-irradiated and 3.6-fold in irradiated mice (2-way ANOVA, p<0.0001). Irradiation did not affect cortical parameters, although Scl-Ab increased cortical thickness and area significantly in both irradiated and non-irradiated mice (2-way ANOVA, p<0.0001). Femoral mechanical testing confirmed Scl-Ab significantly increased bending rigidity and ultimate moment independently of irradiation (2-way ANOVA, p<0.0001). Static and dynamic histomorphometry of the femoral metaphysis revealed osteoblast vigor, not number, was significantly increased in the irradiated mice treated with Scl-Ab. Systemic alterations were assessed through serum lipidomic analysis, which showed that Scl-Ab normalized lipid profiles in the irradiated group. This data supports the theory of sclerostin as a novel contributor to the regulation of osteoblast activity after irradiation. Overall, our data support the hypothesis that Scl-Ab ameliorates the deleterious effects of whole-body irradiation on bone and adipose tissue in a mouse model. Our findings suggest that future research into localized and systemic therapies after irradiation exposure is warranted.
Last NameVary
First NameCalvin
Address81 Research Drive, Scarborough, ME, USA 04074
Submit Date2021-02-10
Raw Data AvailableYes
Raw Data File Type(s).wiff
Analysis Type DetailLC-MS
Release Date2021-03-01
Release Version1
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Collection ID:CO001774
Collection Summary:Lipidomic analyses were performed on mouse serum (n=3) collected through submandibular and terminal blood collections. Blood samples were extracted (10% of total body weight) and allowed to clot for 60 minutes at room temperature at which point the samples were centrifuged for 15 minutes at 12,000 RCF. The upper phase containing serum was transferred to a new, sterile microcentrifuge tube and frozen at -80°C.
Sample Type:Blood (serum)
Collection Method:submandibular and terminal blood collection
Collection Frequency:Day 3 and Day 35
Storage Conditions:-80℃
Collection Vials:sterile microcentrifuge tube
Storage Vials:sterile microcentrifuge tube