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  • noun Plural form of osteocyte.

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Examples

  • Originally proposed as a system for delivering nutrients and removing waste products from bone cells called osteocytes, scientists now recognize fluid flow through this lacuno-canalicular network as providing bone tissue with important mechanical loading information.

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  • They had raised a tremendous clamor among young earth creationists late last March when they announced that they had recovered flexible tissues identifiable as blood vessels, blood cells, and osteocytes from a Tyrannosaur rex femur.

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  • They had raised a tremendous clamor among young earth creationists late last March when they announced that they had recovered flexible tissues identifiable as blood vessels, blood cells, and osteocytes from a Tyrannosaur rex femur.

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  • Specifically, they distinguished a certain type of prostaglandin released from bone cells (osteocytes).

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  • A second key regulator of bone formation in humans is the secreted protein SOST, which is specifically produced by osteocytes and acts as a negative regulator of osteblast activity

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  • Specifically, they distinguished a certain type of prostaglandin released from bone cells (osteocytes).

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  • Specifically, they distinguished a certain type of prostaglandin released from bone cells (osteocytes).

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  • "Maintenance of bone health depends on the osteocytes 'ability to sense the stimulation,"

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  • Feng JQ, Ward LM, Liu S, Lu Y, Xie Y, et al. (2006) Loss of DMP1 causes rickets and osteomalacia and identifies a role for osteocytes in mineral metabolism.

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  • Poole KE, van Bezooijen RL, Loveridge N, Hamersma H, Papapoulos SE, et al. (2005) Sclerostin is a delayed secreted product of osteocytes that inhibits bone formation.

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