RANKL is produced by all except?
C. Activated T cells
D. Bone marrow stromal cells
Correct answer : B. Osteoclasts
RANKL (TNFSF11) – Protein structure rendering
RANKL (Receptor Activator of Nuclear factor Kappa B Ligand), also known as Tumor Necrosis Factor ligand Super Family member 11 (TNFSF11) is produced by osteocytes, activated T cells and bone marrow stromal cells.
RANKL acts on the RANK receptor present on osteoclasts and their precursors.
It promotes maturation of osteoclast precursors into mature osteoclasts.
Ref: Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, 22nd Edition, p1062
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