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os·te·o·cyte

(os'tē-ō-sīt'),
A cell of osseous tissue that occupies a lacuna and has cytoplasmic processes that extend into canaliculi and make contact by means of gap junctions with the processes of other osteocytes.
[osteo- + G. kytos, cell]
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bone cell

An osteoblast, osteoclast, or osteocyte.
See also: cell
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However, the explanation for the progress in the biological significance of osteocyte preprogrammed death, is yet to be completely understood.5The finding that in case of rapid multiplication of these bone cells, as occurs in growth or remodeling during healing of injury to bones, renewed interest in osteocytes.6
They then used human stem cells derived from bone marrow that would normally become bone cells to test the effects of the nanoparticles on stem cell proliferation and differentiation.
Implants and biomedical devices have gradually become more advanced, using refined designs such as varying roughness to control how bone cells (osteoblasts) grow and attach to an implant.
By covering the PEEK implant in this surface, we can ensure that the mesenchymal stem cells differentiate into the bone cells. This will help the implant site repair itself much more effectively than has ever been possible before and could well mean that implants will last for the rest of patient's life.
The structure of natural bone provides an optimal compromise between weight and strength, and the natural scaffold is porous to allow ingrowth of bone cells. An ideal artificial substitute would recreate all of these aspects.
The role of bone has not been fully elucidated, but changes in bone seem to be secondary to alterations in articular cartilage, which change the mechanical environment of the bone cells and induce them, in turn, to modulate tissue structure.
Tests carried on immature foetal bone cells in the laboratory found that new bone cells started growing over the scaffold within the first week of it being attached.
[right arrow] These devices send waves to penetrate the bone marrow to produce immature bone cells and cartilage cells.
The hormone, fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), promotes bone loss by enhancing the activity of a protein that stimulates fat cells but inhibits bone cells.
They believe the procedure will lead to the growth of bone cells that will fuse her cervical spine which had rejected earlier a titanium implant, Cervantes said.
A study of the process by which bone cells produce new bone in response to stresses, such as exercise, may lead to new bone disease-fighting treatments in adults and children, according to researchers.
Changing up your usual routine can help trigger new bone cells to grow.