B cells and osteoblast and osteoclast development
Article first published online: 22 NOV 2005
Volume 208, Issue 1, pages 141–153, December 2005
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Horowitz, M. C., Bothwell, A. L. M., Hesslein, D. G. T., Pflugh, D. L. and Schatz, D. G. (2005), B cells and osteoblast and osteoclast development. Immunological Reviews, 208: 141–153. doi: 10.1111/j.0105-2896.2005.00328.x
- Issue published online: 22 NOV 2005
- Article first published online: 22 NOV 2005
Summary: The molecules that regulate bone cell development, particularly at the early stages of development, are only partially known. Data are accumulating that indicate a complex relationship exists between B cells and bone cell differentiation. Although the exact nature of this relationship is still evolving, it takes at least two forms. First, factors that regulate B-cell growth and development have striking effects on osteoclast and osteoblast lineage cells. Similarly, factors that regulate bone cell development influence B-cell maturation. Second, a series of transcription factors required for B-cell differentiation have been identified, and these factors function in a developmentally ordered circuit. These transcription factors have unpredicted, pronounced, and non-overlapping effects on osteoblast and/or osteoclast development. These data indicate that at least a regulatory relationship exists between B lymphopoiesis, osteoclastogenesis, and osteoblastogenesis.