microRNA (miRNA)-mediated regulation represents a highly efficient posttranscriptional mechanism for controlling intracellular protein expression. In the past decade, many studies have shown that various miRNAs are involved in regulating bone remodeling by affecting different stages of osteoblastogenesis, osteocytic differentiation, and osteoclastogenesis to govern osteoblastic bone formation and osteoclastic bone resorption. Moreover, miRNAs are recently implicated in mediating the cell-cell communications among bone cells. This review concentrates on the miRNA-mediated regulatory mechanisms of osteoblasts, osteoclasts, and osteocytes, and their contribution to bone remodeling.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- BONE MODELING AND REMODELING
- MICRO RNA