Alterations in the microenvironment and the effects produced of TRPV5 in osteoporosis

J Transl Med. 2023 May 17;21(1):327. doi: 10.1186/s12967-023-04182-8.


The pathogenesis of osteoporosis involves multiple factors, among which alterations in the bone microenvironment play a crucial role in disrupting normal bone metabolic balance. Transient receptor potential vanilloid 5 (TRPV5), a member of the TRPV family, is an essential determinant of the bone microenvironment, acting at multiple levels to influence its properties. TRPV5 exerts a pivotal influence on bone through the regulation of calcium reabsorption and transportation while also responding to steroid hormones and agonists. Although the metabolic consequences of osteoporosis, such as loss of bone calcium, reduced mineralization capacity, and active osteoclasts, have received significant attention, this review focuses on the changes in the osteoporotic microenvironment and the specific effects of TRPV5 at various levels.

Keywords: Bone; Osteoporosis; TRPV5; Tissue Microenvironment.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Agents* / pharmacology
  • Bone and Bones / metabolism
  • Calcium / metabolism
  • Calcium Channels / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Osteoclasts
  • Osteoporosis* / metabolism
  • TRPV Cation Channels


  • Calcium
  • Calcium Channels
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • TRPV Cation Channels
  • TRPV5 protein, human