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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Cai et al., "Phosphate-induced autophagy counteracts vascular calcification by reducing matrix vesicle release," Kidney International, vol.
In fact, recent research has shown that calcitriol accelerates matrix vesicle formation in osteoblasts but only during the early phase of differentiation [23].
Notably, electron micrograph captures an osteoblast matrix vesicle just as it initiated the exocytosis of hydroxyapatite (EDX spectrum).
Tague, "The role of matrix vesicles in growth plate development and biomineralization," Frontiers in Bioscience, vol.
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.