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J Bone Miner Res. 1989 Aug;4(4):633-8.

Interleukin-6 is produced by bone and modulated by parathyroid hormone.

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Preclinical Research, Sandoz AG, Basel, Switzerland.

Abstract

Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a cellular regulatory molecule, the diverse functions of which relate to cells both within and outside the immune system. In this report we demonstrated that bone tissue, specifically osteoblasts, produce interleukin-6 and that this function can be modulated by the osteotrophic hormone parathyroid hormone (PTH). Given that the complex process of bone remodeling is now thought to be regulated not only by systemic hormones but also by locally produced factors, the existence of a parathyroid hormone-stimulated production of interleukin-6 by osteoblasts may have important physiological significance.

PMID:
2816508
DOI:
10.1002/jbmr.5650040422
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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