Osteoplast


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Os´te`o`plast


n.1.(Anat.) An osteoblast.
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IL-18 is expressed in many cell types, including osteoplasts, microgliocytes, astrocytes, T cells, B cells, dendritic cells, macrophages and keratinocytes (Stoll et al., 1997; Prinz and Hanisch, 1999; Akira, 2000).
Even though the author underlined that the examination of this abnormal tissue reveals some obvious differences with bone, cementum, or normal dentine (in fact, we coincide with these appreciations), Heling et al., after examining under scanning electron microscope an extracted premolar with CM, they described a lacunar aspect of the calcified material showing typical bone morphology with osteoplasts and their canaliculi surrounded by calcified collagen fibers.