Glycosylation of Dentin Matrix Protein 1 is critical for osteogenesis

Glycosylation of Dentin Matrix Protein 1 is critical for osteogenesis


Proteoglycans play important roles in regulating osteogenesis. Dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1) is a highly expressed bone extracellular matrix protein that regulates both bone development and phosphate metabolism. After glycosylation, an N-terminal fragment of DMP1 protein was identified as a new proteoglycan (DMP1-PG) in bone matrix. In vitro investigations showed that Ser89 is the key glycosylation site in mouse DMP1. However, the specific role of DMP1 glycosylation is still not understood. In this study, a mutant DMP1 mouse model was developed in which the glycosylation site S89 was substituted with G89 (S89G-DMP1). The glycosylation level of DMP1 was down-regulated in the bone matrix of S89G-DMP1 mice. Compared with wild type mice, the long bones of S89G-DMP1 mice showed developmental changes, including the speed of bone remodeling and mineralization, the morphology and activities of osteocytes, and activities of both osteoblasts and osteoclasts. These findings indicate that glycosylation of DMP1 is a key posttranslational modification process during development and that DMP1-PG functions as an indispensable proteoglycan in osteogenesis.

Authors: Yao Sun,b,1,2,* Yuteng Weng,1,* Chenyang Zhang,1 Yi Liu,1 Chen Kang,2 Zhongshuang Liu,1 Bo Jing,3 Qi Zhang,1and Zuolin Wanga,1

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Citation: Sci Rep 5, 17518 (2015).


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