The cysteinyl leukotriene receptor 1 (CysLT1R) antagonist montelukast suppresses matrix metalloproteinase-13 expression induced by lipopolysaccharide
International immunopharmacology | 22 Dec 2017
J Wei, S Chen, C Huang, W Guo, S Yang, B Feng and J Chu
Bacterial products such as LPS are critical factors responsible for bone destruction. MMP-13, a member of the matrix metalloproteinase family, plays a critical role in the proteolytic degradation of extracellular matrix components, which includes collagen fibrils in the bone matrix. Montelukast is a selective cysteinyl leukotrienes receptor 1 (cysLT1R) antagonist used clinically for the treatment of asthma, as it reduces eosinophilic inflammation in airways. This study aims to explore the role of montelukast in regulating MMP-13 expression induced by LPS in osteoblasts. Our results indicate that LPS stimulated cysLT1R expression in mouse MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Notably, LPS-induced up-regulation of MMP-13 was ameliorated by treatment with montelukast in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, treatment with montelukast stimulated the expression of SOCS3, an inhibitor of MMP-13. Silencing of SOCS3 abolished the inhibitory effects of montelukast on MMP-13 expression. Mechanistically, we found that montelukast suppressed LPS-induced nuclear translocation of NF-κB p65 as well as NF-κB transcriptional activity by inhibiting the phosphorylation and degradation of IκBα. These data suggest that montelukast can modulate inflammatory events in bone diseases.
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