Osteocytes

Known as: Bone cell, Osteocyte 
Mature osteoblasts that have become embedded in the bone matrix. They occupy a small cavity, called lacuna, in the matrix and are connected to… (More)
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
Osteocytes embedded in bone have been postulated to orchestrate bone homeostasis by regulating both bone-forming osteoblasts and… (More)
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Review
2011
Review
2011
The last decade has provided a virtual explosion of data on the molecular biology and function of osteocytes. Far from being the… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Sclerostin, the protein product of the Sost gene, is a potent inhibitor of bone formation. Among bone cells, sclerostin is found… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
Bone remodeling is performed by osteoclasts and osteoblasts at the bone surface. Inside of bone is a network of numerous… (More)
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Review
2007
Review
2007
The target of bone systemic factors and therapeutics has been assumed to be primarily osteoblasts and/or osteoclasts and their… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
The osteocyte, a terminally differentiated cell comprising 90%–95% of all bone cells, may have multiple functions, including… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Osteocytes are the most abundant cells in bone and are ideally located to influence bone turnover through their syncytial… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis may be due, in part, to increased apoptosis of osteocytes and osteoblasts, and… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Glucocorticoid-induced bone disease is characterized by decreased bone formation and in situ death of isolated segments of bone… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
A new experimentally testable hypothesis is advanced for the mechanosensory transduction mechanism by which communicating… (More)
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