Interleukin-32 promotes osteoclast differentiation but not osteoclast activation.
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-32 (IL-32) is a newly described cytokine produced after stimulation by IL-2 or IL-18 and IFN-gamma. IL-32 has the typical properties of a pro-inflammatory mediator and although its role in rheumatoid arthritis has been recently reported its effect on the osteoclastogenesis process remains unclear. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In the present study, we have shown that IL-32 was a potent modulator of osteoclastogenesis in vitro, whereby it promoted the differentiation...Expand abstract
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