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Osteocytes in Bone Can Regulate the Turnover of Adjacent Mineralized Growth Plate Cartilage

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Lieke G. E. Cox, Corrinus C. van Donkelaar, Bert van Rietbergen, Rik Huiskes, Keita Ito

Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Paper No. SBC2009-206251, pp. 53-54; 2 pages
  • ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Lake Tahoe, California, USA, June 17–21, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4891-3
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


It is generally believed that bone remodeling is controlled by osteocytes, which act as mechanosensors and regulate the activity of osteoblast and osteoclast cells [1,2]. Osteocytes seem suitable for this function, since they are the most abundant cell type of bone and they form an extensive network of cellular processes by gap junction connections to each other, lining cells, and osteoblasts [1,3].

Copyright © 2009 by ASME
Topics: Bone , Cartilage



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