Soo Woong Lee

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RANKL, a member of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily, regulates the differentiation, activation, and survival of osteoclasts through binding to its cognate receptor, RANK. RANK can interact with several TNF-receptor-associated factors (TRAFs) and activates signaling molecules including Akt, NF-kappaB, and MAPKs. Although the transient elevation of(More)
Osteoclasts differentiate from precursor cells of the monocyte-macrophage lineage and subsequently become activated to be competent for bone resorption through programs primarily governed by receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand in cooperation with macrophage colony-stimulating factor. Proteins prominently expressed at late phases of(More)
Bone remodeling is accompanied by the differentiation of osteoclasts from the monocyte/macrophage lineage of hematopoietic cells. The osteoclast differentiation process requires receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappa B) ligand (RANKL), which causes complex changes in the expression of various genes. In a cDNA microarray study to identify(More)
Osteoclasts, multinuclear cells specialized for bone resorption, differentiate from the monocyte/macrophage lineage of hematopoietic cells. Intervention in osteoclast differentiation is considered an effective therapeutic approach to the treatment of bone diseases involving osteoclasts. In this study, we found that tanshinone IIA, originating from Salvia(More)
Osteoclasts, cells primarily responsible for bone resorption, differentiate from hematopoietic progenitor cells under the influence of various hormones, cytokines, and differentiation factors. Once fully differentiated, osteoclasts rapidly die in the absence of any survival factor. We have previously shown that tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha)(More)
Osteoclasts are multinucleated cells formed by multiple steps of cell differentiation from progenitor cells of hematopoietic origin. Intervention in osteoclast differentiation is considered as an effective therapeutic approach to the treatment for bone diseases involving osteoclasts. In this study, we found that the organic compound(More)
The receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B (RANK) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor superfamily. It plays a critical role in osteoclast differentiation, lymph node organogenesis, and mammary gland development. The stimulation of RANK causes the activation of transcription factors NF-kappaB and activator protein 1 (AP1), and the(More)
Osteoclast differentiation is a multi-step process that involves cell proliferation, commitment, and fusion. Some adhesion molecules, including integrin alphavbeta3, have been shown to have roles in osteoclast fusion. In the course of studying with pharmacologic agents known to inhibit protein tyrosine kinases of the Src family, we found that radicicol(More)
The adult skeleton is in a dynamic state, being continually broken down and reformed by the coordinated actions of osteoclasts and osteoblasts. Increased osteoclast activity may contribute to the development of osteoporosis. Therefore, the intervention of osteoclast-mediated bone resorption is considered as an effective therapeutic approach in the treatment(More)
The remodeling process of bone is accompanied by complex changes in the expression levels of various genes. Several approaches have been employed to detect differentially-expressed genes in regard to osteoclast differentiation. In order to identify the genes that are involved in osteoclast differentiation, we used a cDNAarray-nylon membrane. Among 1,200(More)