IL-3 induces differentiation of bone marrow precursor cells to osteoclast-like cells.


IL-3, a cytokine with hematopoietic differentiating capability, induced murine bone marrow cells to differentiate into cells resembling osteoclasts. The cells resulting from treatment with IL-3 were multi-nucleated and demonstrated tartrate-resistant acid-phosphatase activity, as do resident osteoclasts found in bone. IL-3-induced osteoclast-like cell… (More)


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