Transcription factors and osteoblasts.

  title={Transcription factors and osteoblasts.},
  author={Masaki Noda and Akira Nifuji and Kojiro Tuji and Kazuyuki Furuya and S Ichiro and Yoshinori Asou and Naomasa Kawaguchi and K Yamachita},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
Transcription factors play a key role in determination of the fate of the cells in osteoblastic and chondrocytic lineage. A runt family member, Cbfa, is indispensable for osteoblastic differentiation. Sox 9 and scleraxis are involved in the phenotypic expression in chondrocytes and the cells of early stage connective tissues. These transcription factors… CONTINUE READING