Cynthia A Brown

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In unstimulated conditions osteoclast renewal occurs as a result of the stromal cell production of the key osteoclastogenic factors, receptor activator of NFkB ligand (RANKL) and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF). Inflammation is known to cause increased osteoclastogenesis; however, the mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon are poorly(More)
To determine whether mononuclear cell secretory products contribute to the changes in bone turnover that characterize the development of postmenopausal osteoporosis, we evaluated the effects of oophorectomy and subsequent estrogen replacement on the spontaneous secretion of interleukin 1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and on the(More)
Osteoclastogenesis is a complex process that is facilitated by bone marrow stromal cells (SCs). To determine if SCs are an absolute requirement for the differentiation of human hematopoietic precursors into fully mature, osteoclasts (OCs), CD34+ cells were mobilized into the peripheral circulation with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, harvested by(More)
The role of B lymphocytes in osteoclast (OC) formation is controversial, because both stimulatory and inhibitory effects of B-lineage cells on osteoclastogenesis and life span have been reported. In this study, we have investigated the effects of mature B cells on human osteoclastogenesis using cultures of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC), a system that(More)