STAT3 activation in stromal/osteoblastic cells is required for induction of the receptor activator of NF-kappaB ligand and stimulation of osteoclastogenesis by gp130-utilizing cytokines or interleukin-1 but not 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 or parathyroid hormone.


Interleukin (IL)-6-type cytokines stimulate osteoclastogenesis by activating gp130 in stromal/osteoblastic cells and may mediate some of the osteoclastogenic effects of other cytokines and hormones. To determine whether STAT3 is a downstream effector of gp130 in the osteoclast support function of stromal/osteoblastic cells and whether the gp130/STAT3… (More)


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