Effects of interferon-gamma and other cytokines on collagen synthesis in fetal rat bone cultures.


Control of trabecular bone volume is mediated by local events. Recently, it has been shown that the cytokines interleukin-1 (IL-1), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha), and TNF beta [also called lymphotoxin (LT)] produced by immune cells all stimulate osteoclast activity, whereas the lymphokine interferon-gamma (IFN gamma) inhibits osteoclast activity… (More)


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