Interleukin-11 receptor signaling is required for normal bone remodeling.

UNLABELLED IL-6 and -11 regulate bone turnover and have been implicated in estrogen deficiency-related bone loss. In this study, deletion of IL-11 signaling, but not that of IL-6, suppressed osteoclast differentiation, resulting in high trabecular bone volume and reduced bone formation. Furthermore, IL-11 signaling was not required for the effects of… (More)