Inhibitory effect of physiological concentrations of cortisol but not estradiol on interleukin (IL)-6 production by human osteoblast-like cell lines with different constitutive IL-6 expression.


Estrogen deficiency and glucocorticoid excess are two well-known conditions that account for osteoporosis. Interleukin (IL)-6 plays an important role in bone resorption; both estrogens and glucocorticoids are credited with an inhibitory effect on osteoblast production of IL-6. The aim of the study was to investigate whether endogenous hormones, which lead… (More)


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