We investigated the interplay between parathyroid hormone (PTH) and phosphodiesterases (PDEs) in osteoblasts. PDE4 negatively regulated PTH-induced cAMP accumulation. PDE4 inhibitor enhanced PTH-induced osteoclast formation and RANKL mRNA expression, which is partially mediated by COX-2 mRNA expression. Two CRE sites in the COX-2 promoter were required for the increase in COX-2 transcription by PDE4 inhibitor, and the expression of a dominant-negative form of CREB abolished COX-2 mRNA expression in response to PDE4 inhibitor or PTH in osteoblasts. Taken together, our data indicate that PDE4 inhibitor promotes PTH-induced osteoclast formation partially via CRE-mediated COX-2 mRNA expression.
- Parathyroid hormone
- Phosphodiesterase 4