br Conclusions Osteoclcastogenesis is regulated by multiple
Conclusions Osteoclcastogenesis is regulated by multiple signal transduction pathways. To maintain bone homeostasis, osteoclast cells must achieve a balance regulation of formation, function, and trafficking of its precursors. Here, we proposed a model in which crosstalk between Fas and S1P/S1P1 signaling occurs in osteoclast precursor cells and it is dependent on activation of NF-κΒ. Moreover, this signaling affects the migratory behavior of osteoclast precursor cells which is crucial for the pathogenesis of RA.
Acknowledgments This work was supported by the grants provided by JSPS KAKENHI (Grant Numbers. 25713063, 15K15757, 17K19758, 18H03011 to T.I.), The Ichiro Kanehara Foundation, Suzuken Memorial Foundation, The Nakatomi Foundation, Smoking Research Foundation, Takeda Science Foundation, The Mochida Memorial Foundation for Medical and Pharmaceutical Research, Sumitomo Denko Foundation, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation to T.I., and Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation, Fujii-Otsuka Scholarship to I.H.
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