osteoprogenitor, (os´tēōprōjen´ətər),

n a loosely organized cell that undergoes metamorphosis to become an osteoblast, a cell type with the capacity to form bone.
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Autogenous bone grafts contain osteoblast and endosteal osteoprogenitor cells for regenerating the new bone.
Grafting of RGD peptides to cellulose to enhance human osteoprogenitor cells adhesion and proliferation", Compos.
The effect of TNFalpha secreted from macrophages activated by titanium particles on osteogenic activity regulated by WNT/BMP signaling in osteoprogenitor cells.
Effect of simulated weightlessness on osteoprogenitor cell number and proliferation in young and adult rats.
Expression of [beta]-catenin was concentrated in the osteoprogenitor cells that line the trabecular regions (Figure 5C,D).
28) The latter characteristic can be achieved by supplementing other types of grafts with fresh autologous marrow as a source of osteoprogenitor cells, which might be of clinical value in birds.
Ectopic ossification is believed to occur as the result of the transformation of primitive cells of a mesenchymal origin, which are present in the connective tissue septa, into osteoprogenitor cells.
PNBF results from stimulation of the mesenchymal stem cells of the cambium layer of the periosteum, which become osteoprogenitor cells and differentiate into osteoblasts.
Orthofix's Trinity product is an allograft of cancellous bone comprised of viable adult stem cells and osteoprogenitor cells within the matrix and a demineralized bone component.
Further, an osteoprogenitor cell, however, is a mesenchymal cell that has acquired the ability to create cells with osteogenic capabilities.
In the NHO pathogenesis, it is proposed that non-collagen proteins play a role and that fibroblasts take over the role of osteoprogenitor cells (15).

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