Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0003pp156 | Cell biology: osteoclasts and bone resorption | ECTS2014

Interleukin-34 and macrophage-colony stimulating factor interact to form a heteromeric and functional cytokine

Segaliny Aude , Brion Regis , Brulin Benedicte , Teletchea Stephane , Jardin Julien , Maillasson Mike , Charrier Celine , Heymann Dominique

Interleukin-34 (IL-34) is a newly discovered cytokine which regulates, like macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF), the differentiation/activation of the myeloid lineage. IL-34 and M-CSF are homodimers known to bind to the M-CSF receptor (M-CSFR) in a competitive manner. In this system, IL-34 can substitute for the M-CSF to induce osteoclastic differentiation. The aim of the present work was to study the functional relationships of these cytokines on cells expressing the...

ba0003pp413 | Steroid hormones and receptors | ECTS2014

Chondroitin sulfate chains are co-receptors for interleukin- 34

Heymann Dominique , Segaliny Aude , Brion Regis , Maillasson Mike , Mortier Erwan , Jacques Yannick , Goff Benoit Le

Interleukin- 34 (IL34) is a new, challenging cytokine discovered in 2008. It promotes the proliferation, survival and differentiation of the monocyte/macrophage lineage with almost the same efficiency as the macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF). IL34 has already been described to play a key role in various musculoskeletal bone diseases such as bone giant cell tumors or in rheumatoid arthritis. These ‘twin’ cytokines share a lot of functional similarities whic...