osteoblast


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os·te·o·blast

 (ŏs′tē-ə-blăst′)
n.
A cell from which bone develops; a bone-forming cell.

os′te·o·blas′tic adj.

osteoblast

(ˈɒstɪəʊˌblæst)
n
(Physiology) a bone-forming cell
ˌosteoˈblastic adj

os•te•o•blast

(ˈɒs ti əˌblæst)

n.
a bone-forming cell.
[1870–75]
os`te•o•blas′tic, adj.

os·te·o·blast

(ŏs′tē-ə-blăst′)
A cell that produces the collagen needed for the development of new bone. As new bone grows and hardens, osteoblasts become embedded in the bone matrix. Once embedded, they are no longer able to secrete collagen and are called osteocytes.
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Noun1.osteoblast - a cell from which bone develops
embryonic cell, formative cell - a cell of an embryo
Translations
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os·te·o·blast

n. osteoblasto, célula desarrollada aisladamente en una lacuna de la sustancia ósea.
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UAB researchers and colleagues focused on the molecular mechanism that controls the lineage commitment switch between the osteoblast and adipocyte tracks.
The "CKIP-1" gene in osteoblast (bone forming cell) could specifically interact with "Smurf1" genes in the cells to inhibit cell activity, thereby slowing down or hindering bone formation.
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However, ENaC might play a significant role in shear stress further regulated osteoblast maturation.
The pathologic process of metaplastic ossification has been postulated to involve osteoblast progenitors, which may arise from (1) differentiation of pluripotential cells that are already present in the stroma of nasal polyp or (2) dedifferentiation of mesenchymal cells.
One of the possible underlying processes, in addition to advanced glycation end products, has been linked to the inhibition of osteoblast function and the reduced formation of a mineralized matrix.
In another set of experiments, mouse osteoblast precursor cells were treated in vitro with a Wnt signaling pathway activator and cultured with fatty acids and/or lead.
Osteocytes produce signals that affect both osteoblast and osteoclast activity, although the molecular signalling pathways involved are not well understood.
Their osteogenic effect was evaluated by using validated models including alkaline phosphatase (ALP) assay, mineralization assay and expression of osteogenic genes-bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) and osteoblast transcription factor (RUNX2)--in primary calvarial cultures harvested from neonatal mice.
One under-investigated area of osteoblast apoptotic signaling is the involvement of lysosomes.