Quantitative regional associations between remodeling, modeling, and osteocyte apoptosis and density in rabbit tibial midshafts.

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Evidence suggests that osteocyte apoptosis is involved in the adaptive response of bone, although the specific role of osteocytes in the signaling mechanism is unknown. Here, we examined and correlated regional variability in indices of remodeling, modeling, osteocyte apoptosis, and osteocyte density in rabbit tibia midshafts. Histomorphometric analysis… (More)

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