Regulation of osteoclastogenesis by three human RANKL isoforms expressed in NIH3T3 cells.

Receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand (RANKL) induces osteoclastogenesis by binding with the receptor, receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB in the presence of macrophage colony-stimulating factor. Three human RANKL isoforms, hRANKL1, hRANKL2, and hRANKL3, were identified. hRANKL1 was identical to previously reported RANKL and possessed… CONTINUE READING