Background: BMPs affect osteoclastogenesis in vitro, but the effects of BMP signaling on osteoclastogenesis in vivo are not well understood. Results: Conditional deletion of BMPRII in osteoclasts results in reduced osteoclastogenesis, resulting in increased bone. Conclusion: BMP signaling is required for proper bone remodeling in vivo. Significance: Identifying factors affecting osteoclast differentiation increase understanding of bone remodeling regulation in vivo.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology