Excess bone loss due to increased osteoclastogenesis is a significant clinical problem. Intraflagellar transport (IFT) proteins have been reported to regulate cell growth and differentiation. The role of IFT80, an IFT complex B protein, in osteoclasts (OCs) is completely unknown. Here, we demonstrate that deletion of IFT80 in the myeloid lineage led to increased OC formation and activity accompanied by severe bone loss in mice. IFT80 regulated OC formation by associating with Casitas B-lineage lymphoma protooncogene- b (Cbl-b) to promote protein stabilization and proteasomal degradation of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6). IFT80 knockdown resulted in increased ubiquitination of Cbl-b and higher TRAF6 levels, thereby hyperactivating the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κβ (NF-κβ) ligand (RANKL) signaling axis and increased OC formation. Ectopic overexpression of IFT80 rescued osteolysis in a calvarial model of bone loss.We have thus identified a negative function of IFT80 in OCs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|State||Published - Jun 28 2022|
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