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Osteoblasts

Known as: Osteoblast, cells osteoblast, cells osteoblasts 
Bone-forming cells which secrete an EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX. HYDROXYAPATITE crystals are then deposited into the matrix to form bone.
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
The broad expression of the insulin receptor suggests that the spectrum of insulin function has not been fully described. A cell… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Inactivation of beta-catenin in mesenchymal progenitors prevents osteoblast differentiation; inactivation of Lrp5, a gene… Expand
Review
2004
Review
2004
Recent revelations that the canonical Wnt signaling pathway promotes postnatal bone accrual are major advances in our… Expand
Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
We have identified a novel zinc finger-containing transcription factor, called Osterix (Osx), that is specifically expressed in… Expand
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Review
2000
Review
2000
The development of tissue engineering in the field of orthopaedic surgery is now booming. Two fields of research in particular… Expand
Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Select functions of osteoblasts (bone-forming cells) on nanophase (materials with grain sizes less than 100 nm) alumina, titania… Expand
Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
The osteoblast is the bone-forming cell. The molecular basis of osteoblast-specific gene expression and differentiation is… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
A transcription factor, Cbfa1, which belongs to the runt-domain gene family, is expressed restrictively in fetal development. To… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
We have generated Cbfa1-deficient mice. Homozygous mutants die of respiratory failure shortly after birth. Analysis of their… Expand
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
To examine the possible involvement of IL-6 in bone metabolism, a mouse osteoblastic cell line (MC3T3-E1) and primary osteoblast… Expand