matrix vesicles


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matrix vesicles

hydroxyapatite-containing, membrane-enclosed vesicles secreted by odontoblasts, osteoblasts, and some chondrocytes; believed to serve as nucleation centers for the mineralization process in dentin, bone, and calcified cartilage.
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Biomineralization and matrix vesicles in biology and pathology.
Inorganic pyrophosphate as a regulator of hydroxyapatite or calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate mineral deposition by matrix vesicles.
Because calcifiable vesicles may have a role in plaque calcification (38), much work has been done on phospholipid vesicles as substitutes of matrix vesicles in simulative biomineralization research.