Schematic overview of the mechanism of interleukin-17 (IL-17) in bone resorption. The interrelationship of IL-17 with receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL), IL-1, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and the modulatory role of IL-4 and osteoprotegerin (OPG) is presented. OC, osteoclast.
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