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  • n. Plural form of osteoblast.

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  • Over the next few months, bone cells called osteoblasts will fuse with the titanium to anchor those rods, he told her.

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  • Bone turnover is regulated by cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts.

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  • Bone remodeling consists of two stages: resorption, when cells called osteoclasts dissolve old bone, creating small cavities; and bone formation, or remodeling, when cells called osteoblasts build new bone by filling those cavities with calcium.

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  • The amount of calcium available to bone-building cells called osteoblasts also influences bone remodeling, as do the amounts of vitamin D and vitamin K.

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  • Early this year, Dr. Karsenty's team published a study demonstrating that in mice a protein called osteocalcin, which is produced by bone-forming cells called osteoblasts, binds to a specific receptor on cells of the testes.

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  • An earlier study at Joslin by postdoctoral fellow Shane Mayack revealed bone-forming cells known as osteoblasts have a critical role in the maintenance and regeneration of blood stem cells.

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  • An earlier study led by Shane Mayack, a postdoctoral fellow in Wagers 'lab, pinpointed bone-forming cells known as osteoblasts as key players in this signaling from the niche, and showed that osteoblasts play a particular role in blood stem cell maintenance and regeneration.

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  • An earlier study led by Shane Mayack, Ph. D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Wagers lab, pinpointed bone-forming cells known as osteoblasts as key players in this signaling from the niche, and showed that osteoblasts play a particular role in blood stem cell maintenance and regeneration.

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  • Germain: You have a set of cells that build up bone that are called osteoblasts, and then you have these other cells that we've worked on that break down bone called osteoclasts, and it's the proper balance of the two that give you what appears to be stable bone structure.

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  • For their study, over the course of several days the scientists exposed a group of cultured bone-forming cells called osteoblasts to three types of natural chemicals found in green tea: epigallocatechin (EGC), gallocatechin (GC), and gallocatechin gallate (GG).

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