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chondrocyte

 [kon´dro-sīt]
one of the cells embedded in the lacunae of the cartilage matrix. adj., adj chondrocyt´ic.
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chon·dro·cyte

(kon'drō-sīt),
A cartilage cell that occupies a lacuna within the cartilage matrix.
Synonym(s): cartilage cell
[chondro- + G. kytos, a hollow (cell)]
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chondrocyte

(kŏn′drə-sīt′)
n.
A cartilage cell located in a lacuna of the cartilage matrix.
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chon·dro·cyte

(kon'drō-sīt)
A nondividing cartilage cell; occupies a lacuna within the cartilage matrix.
[chondro- + G. kytos, a hollow (cell)]
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The expression levels for type X collagen (Col10; Hs00166657_m1) and matrix metalloproteinase-13 (m-13; Hs00233992_m1) as hypertrophic chondrocyte markers and alkaline phosphatase (ALP; Hs03046558_s1) and Osterix (Hs01822874_m1) as osteogenic markers were evaluated by RT-qPCR.
Bergers et al., "MMP-9/gelatinase B is a key regulator of growth plate angiogenesis and apoptosis of hypertrophic chondrocytes," Cell, vol.
As indicated above, hypertrophic chondrocytes also make an important contribution to bone formation.
SOX9 markedly inhibited activation of Wnt/[beta]-catenin-dependent promoters and stimulated degradation of [beta]-catenin [72] by directing intracellular degradation, thus, favoring chondrocyte differentiation and delaying hypertrophic chondrocytes differentiation [69].
Karsenty, "Continuous expression of Cbfa1 in nonhypertrophic chondrocytes uncovers its ability to induce hypertrophic chondrocyte differentiation and partially rescues Cbfa1-deficient mice," Genes and Development, vol.
Hypertrophic chondrocytes and primary ossification center were observed in each intervertebral disc of KO mice, although there was still a delay in spinal development (Figure 6).
It has been shown that hypertrophic chondrocytes extensively synthesize type I collagen and type X collagen (32).

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