The osteoblast: a sophisticated fibroblast under central surveillance.

@article{Ducy2000TheOA,
  title={The osteoblast: a sophisticated fibroblast under central surveillance.},
  author={Patricia Ducy and Thorsten Schinke and Gerard Karsenty},
  journal={Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={289 5484},
  pages={1501-4}
}
The study of the biology of osteoblasts, or bone-forming cells, illustrates how mammalian genetics has profoundly modified our understanding of cell differentiation and physiologic processes. Indeed, genetic-based studies over the past 5 years have revealed how osteoblast differentiation is controlled through growth and transcription factors. Likewise, the… CONTINUE READING