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SH3BP2 is a Critical Regulator of Macrophage and Osteoclast Response to M-CSF and RANKL Stimulation

The protein Src homology 3 domain-binding protein 2 (SH3BP2) is a regulator of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha generation in macrophages and of osteoclast differentiation. SH3BP2 regulates bone marrow monocyte responses to macrophage and osteoclast differentiation signals downstream of the receptors for macrophage colony-stimulating factor and receptor activator of nuclear factor kappaB ligand. SH3BP2 is a potential target for the development of novel anti-TNF-alpha therapeutic interventions as well as a target for suppression of osteoclastogenesis.

This Article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 5, Number 1.
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HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.


Mark S. McMahon, BS, MS, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Department of Developmental Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine


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