Bradykinin stimulates the production of prostaglandin E2 and interleukin-6 in human osteoblast-like cells.
Rahman S., Bunning RA., Dobson PR., Evans DB., Chapman K., Jones TH., Brown BL., Russell RG.
The effect of bradykinin (BK) on proteinase activity, prostaglandin synthesis, and the production of interleukin-6 (IL-6) was investigated in cultures of human osteoblast-like cells. Bradykinin had no effect on stromelysin activity and plasminogen activator activity produced by human osteoblast-like cells. However, BK stimulated the production of prostaglandin E2, an effect that was markedly enhanced by pre-incubation with recombinant interleukin-1 alpha (rhIL-1 alpha), but was apparently unaffected by BK receptor antagonists types 1 and 2. Bradykinin stimulated the intracellular accumulation of total inositol phosphates suggesting that its effects were mediated by stimulation of phosphoinositide metabolism. Bradykinin within the dose range of 10(-11)-10(-5) M also significantly stimulated the production of IL-6. Bradykinin may, therefore, mediate a variety of responses in bone under both physiological and pathological conditions.