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Advances in Osteoimmunology: Pathophysiologic Concepts and Treatment Opportunities.
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PMID:  23018236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Osteoimmunology is an emerging research area that deals with the mutual interactions between bone and the immune system. Osteoclasts have long been the center of attention in osteoimmunological research due to their hematopoietic origin and strong activation through cytokines. However, also the osteoclast's opponent - the osteoblast - has recently sought the spotlight, and novel functions of its descendant - the osteocyte - have been unraveled. A considerable number of investigations carried out over the past decade have identified critical proteins with osteoimmune functions including the pro-osteoclastic cytokine receptor activator of NF-ĸB ligand and inhibitors of the pro-osteoblastic Wnt signaling pathway. These discoveries have also led to the development of targeted therapies to counteract not only inflammation-induced bone loss but also postmenopausal osteoporosis and osteoporosis associated with aging.
Martina Rauner; Wolfgang Sipos; Sylvia Thiele; Peter Pietschmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  International archives of allergy and immunology     Volume:  160     ISSN:  1423-0097     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. Arch. Allergy Immunol.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211652     Medline TA:  Int Arch Allergy Immunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  114-125     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic Bone Diseases, Department of Medicine III, Technical University, Dresden, Germany.
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