Fluid shear stress as a mediator of osteoblast cyclic adenosine monophosphate production.


Effects of interstitial fluid flow on osteoblasts were investigated. Intracellular cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) levels were monitored in cultured osteoblasts subjected to shear rates ranging from 10 to 3,500 sec-1. Cyclic AMP levels were significantly increased at all shear rates from 1 pmole/mg protein to 10-16 pmole/mg protein. Osteoblasts… (More)