Mechanisms involved in enhancement of osteoclast formation by activin-A.

  title={Mechanisms involved in enhancement of osteoclast formation by activin-A.},
  author={Tomonari Kajita and Wataru Ariyoshi and Toshinori Okinaga and Sho Mitsugi and Kazuhiro Tominaga and Tatsuji Nishihara},
  journal={Journal of cellular biochemistry},
  volume={119 8},
Several growth factors in bone tissues are reported to be associated with osteoclastogenesis. Activin-A, a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) family is known to be present in bone tissues and an important regulator in osteoclastogenesis with SMAD-mediated signaling being crucial for inducing osteoclast differentiation. In the present study, we examined the effect and underlying mechanisms of activin-A on osteoclast formation in vitro culture systems. Activin-A enhanced… CONTINUE READING


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