TNF-alpha and IL-1beta suppress N-cadherin expression in MC3T3-E1 cells.

Abstract

Excessive production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin-1 (IL-1) secondary to estrogen deficiency have been implicated as the cause of osteoporosis in postmenopausal woman. These cytokines appear to stimulate osteoclast precursor proliferation and activate mature osteoclast formation directly and possibly indirectly via osteoblasts. To… (More)

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