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Receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand in T cells and dendritic cells communication
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  • Journal title : TANG [HUMANITAS MEDICINE]
  • Volume 3, Issue 1,  2013, pp.3.1-3.3
  • Publisher : Association of Humanitas Medicine
  • DOI : 10.5667/tang.2012.0047
 Title & Authors
Receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand in T cells and dendritic cells communication
Nam, Sun-Young; Jeong, Hyun-Ja;
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The receptor activator of NF- ligand (RANKL), a member of the tumor necrosis factor ligand family, has extensive functions beyond osteoclast development. RANKL is expressed in many immune cells such as osteoblasts, osteocytes, marrow stromal cells, activated T cells, synovial cells, keratinocytes, and mammary gland epithelial cells as well as in various tissues. The ligation of RANK by RANKL promotes dendritic cells (DCs) survival through prosurvival signals and the up-regulation of the anti-apoptotic proteins Bcl-2 and Bcl- and plays a crucial role in DCs-mediated Th1 differentiation. Therefore, RANKL plays an important role in the regulation of DCs/T cells-mediated specific immunity. This review will briefly inform our current understanding of the role of RANKL signaling in T cells-DCs communication in the immune system.
RANKL;dendritic cells;T cells;differentiation;immunity;
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