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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After the death of HC, there will be empty lagoons, spaces that will later be occupied and invaded by blood vessels and osteoprogenitor cells, osteoclasts, osteoblasts and bone marrow cells (Mackie et al.
Treatment of heterotopic bone formation involves the disruption of osteoprogenitor cells and associated signal pathways.
Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate osteoprogenitor cells derived from mesenchymal stem cells from adipose tissue (OC-AD-MSCs) in the treatment of critical bone defects in dogs radio.
Osteoconductive and osteoinductive, nanostructured Calcium phosphate based (Ca-P) biomaterials [5,6] may need to be complemented with polymeric and ceramic composite bone replacement materials, which enable adhesion, growth and development of osteoprogenitor [7].
16,26] Various studies [15,17,26] have corroborated that viable osteocytes and osteoprogenitor cells are present in the reamed material.
17,18) The endosteum seems to have a key role in providing osteoprogenitor cells for spontaneous regeneration of bone from residual walls defects.
Movements of the bone ends will disrupt the fibro vascular structures, decrease the recruitment of osteoprogenitor cells and allow for fibrous tissue ingrowth instead of bony healing.
sup][5],[6],[7] It has been demonstrated that chitosan can improve the proliferation, the differentiation and the mineralization of osteoprogenitor cells, osteoblasts as well as new bone formation.
It seems that some factors, including bone morphogenetic protein, platelet-derived growth factor, and transforming growth factor-beta have the ability to be chemotactic for fibroblasts and may have some role in aggregating osteoprogenitor cells at sites of heterotopic ossification.
Baylink (1998) Alkaline Phosphatase Levels and Osteoprogenitor Cell Numbers Suggest Bone Formation May Contribute to Peak Bone Density Differences between Two Inbred Strains of Mice.
Guillemot, Laser-assisted bioprinting for creating on-demand patterns of human osteoprogenitor cells and nano-hydroxyapatite, Biofabrication, 3, 11-17 (2011).
Goodma, S, "Kinetics of Polymethylmethacrylate Particle-Induced Inhibition of Osteoprogenitor Differentiation and Proliferation.

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