Characterization of hTERT-immortalized osteoblast cell lines generated from wild-type and connexin43-null mouse calvaria.


The gap junction protein connexin43 (Cx43) has been proposed to play key roles in bone differentiation and mineralization, but underlying cellular mechanisms are not totally understood. To further explore roles of Cx43 in these processes, we immortalized calvarial osteoblasts from wild-type and Cx43-null mice using human telomerase reverse transcriptase… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/ajpcell.00544.2009


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