Inhibition of Tissue-Nonspecific Alkaline Phosphatase Attenuates Ectopic Mineralization in the Abcc6
J Invest Dermatol 2019 Feb; 139(2):360-368.
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE), a prototype of heritable ectopic mineralization disorders, is caused by mutations in the ABCC6 gene encoding a putative efflux transporter ABCC6. It was recently shown that the absence of ABCC6-mediated adenosine triphosphate release from the liver and, consequently, reduced inorganic pyrophosphate levels underlie the pathogenesis of PXE. Given that tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP), encoded by ALPL, is the enzyme responsible for degrading inorganic pyrophosphate, we hypothesized that reducing TNAP levels either by genetic or pharmacological means would lead to amelioration of the ectopic mineralization phenotype in the Abcc6
Li, Qiaoli; Huang, Jianhe; Pinkerton, Anthony B; Millan, Jose Luis; van Zelst, Bertrand D; Levine, Michael A; Sundberg, John P; and Uitto, Jouni, "Inhibition of Tissue-Nonspecific Alkaline Phosphatase Attenuates Ectopic Mineralization in the Abcc6" (2019). Faculty Research 2019. 20.