cementocyte

cementocyte

 [se-men´to-sīt]
a cell found in lacunae of cellular cementum, frequently having long processes radiating from the cell body toward the periodontal surface of the cementum.

ce·ment·o·cyte

(sē-men'tō-sīt),
An osteocytelike cell with numerous processes, trapped in a lacuna in the cement of the tooth.
[L. cementum, cement, + G. kytos, cell]

ce·ment·o·cyte

(sĕ-men'tō-sīt)
An osteocytelike cell with numerous processes, trapped in a lacuna in the cementum of the tooth.
[L. cementum, cement, + G. kytos, cell]

cementocyte

A cell found in the tiny spaces (lacunae) in the CEMENTUM and having processes radiating into the cementum CANALICULI.

ce·ment·o·cyte

(sĕ-men'tō-sīt)
An osteocytelike cell with numerous processes, trapped in a lacuna in the cement of the tooth.
[L. cementum, cement, + G. kytos, cell]
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We generated the first cementoblast/ cementocyte cell line called IDG-CM6.
I look forward to future discoveries regarding cementocyte function and future therapeutics based on this knowledge.
The morphology of cementocytes resembles osteocytes (see Figure 2).
Caption: Figure 3: (a) H&E 10x view shows proliferation of cementocytes. (b) H&E 40x view shows basophilic reversal lines.
Sclerostin is encoded by SOST gene and mainly expressed and secreted by osteocytes and other terminally differentiated cells embedded within mineralized matrix, such as osteocytes, chondrocytes, and cementocytes [4].