The Changes in the Immunocytochemical Localization of Cathepsin L and Type I Collagen in Rat Osteoclasts Treated with E-64

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Author(s)

    • MOROI Ryoji
    • Department of Prosthetic Dentistry I, Faculty of Dentistry, Kyushu University
    • AYUKAWA Yasunori
    • Department of Prosthetic Dentistry II, Faculty of Dentistry, Kyushu University
    • NISHIMURA Yukio
    • Department of Physiological Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Kyushu University
    • TERADA Yoshihiro
    • Department of Prosthetic Dentistry I, Faculty of Dentistry, Kyushu University
    • HIMENO Masaru
    • Department of Physiological Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Kyushu University
    • TANAKA Teruo
    • Department of Oral Anatomy I, Faculty of Dentistry, Kyushu University

Abstract

The localization of cathepsin L or type I collagen in the osteoclasts (rat femur) treated with or without E-64 (control) was examined immunocytochemically to investigate how E-64 affects the osteoclasts. Using a light microscope in the E-64-treated osteoclasts, the immunoreactivity for cathepsin L was extracellularly very weak compared with that in the control osteoclasts, but was strong intracellularly. The intracellular immuno-reactivity for type I collagen was found in the vacuoles in the E-64-treated osteoclasts but not in any vacuoles in the control osteo-clasts. On the other hand, the extracellular immunoreactivity along the resorption lacunae of the E-64-treated osteoclasts was somewhat weaker than that of the control osteoclasts. Using electron microscopy in the E-64-treated osteoclasts, only a small number of extracellular immunoreaction products for cathepsin L were seen along the resorption lacunae. In addition, intracellular cathepsin L was deposited in the endosome-lysosomal vacuoles which were well-developed by E-64. Gold particles indicating type I collagen appeared on the bone matrix, and they were also detected in the vacuoles and vesicles in the E-64-treated osteoclasts. However, they were not detected in the organelles of the control osteoclasts. Thus, in the E-64-treated osteoclasts, the extracellular release of cathepsin L was insufficient to suppress the degradation of collagen. In addition, the undegraded collagen seemed to be endocytosed. The above findings thus suggest that bone resorption is inhibited by this incomplete degradation of collagen.

Journal

  • ACTA HISTOCHEMICA ET CYTOCHEMICA

    ACTA HISTOCHEMICA ET CYTOCHEMICA 28(6), 523-531, 1995-12-01

    JAPAN SOCIETY OF HISTOCHEMISTRY AND CYTOCHEMISTRY

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008604728
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00508022
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    00445991
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  J-STAGE 
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