Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 9 pp 8120—8136

Neuropeptide Y1 receptor antagonist promotes osteoporosis and microdamage repair and enhances osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow stem cells via cAMP/PKA/CREB pathway

Figure 4. Y1R antagonist treatment promoted bone formation and inhibit bone resorption in OVX rats. (A) The Alizarin Red S (yellow arrow head) and TRAP staining (red arrow head) of bone tissues in groups. (B) Immunohistochemical analysis of bone tissue among groups for MMP9 and RUNX2 (x 400). (C, D) Western blotting results of MMP, RUNX2, Cath-K, OPG and RANKL expression in bone marrow from rat femurs. The data are expressed as the means ± SD (n = 6 in each group). ***P<0.001; ****P<0.0001 vs. SHAM, and #P<0.05; ####P<0.0001 vs. OVX by one-way ANOVA and Tukey’s post hoc test.