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Extensive evidence suggests that the immune system exerts powerful effects on bone cells, particularly in chronic disease pathologies such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The chronic inflammatory state in RA, particularly the excessive production of T cell-derived proinflammatory cytokines such as tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-17,(More)
Progesterone (P4) inhibits small granulosa cell (GC) mitosis and large GC apoptosis. These actions are steroid specific and dose dependent and are inhibited by the progesterone receptor (PR) antagonist, RU-486. However, these cells do not express the nuclear PR but rather an ill-defined P4-binding protein (P4BP). This binding protein could function as a(More)
It has been widely reported that T cells are capable of influencing osteoclast formation and bone remodelling, yet relatively little is known of the reciprocal effects of osteoclasts for affecting T cell function and/or activity. In this study we investigated the effects of human osteoclasts on the function of γδ T cells, a subset of non-CD4(+) T cells(More)
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