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Cell and Molecular Biology of Vertebrate Hard Tissues



Cell and Molecular Biology of Vertebrate Hard Tissues

David Evered (Editor), Sara Harnett (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-51364-4 April 2008 318 Pages


Brings together the latest research in the cellular and molecular biology of bones and teeth, including applications to medical and dental practice. An interdisciplinary group of contributors addresses control of bone formation, resorption and remodelling, osteoblast differentiation and osteoclast activity, factors influencing dental extracellular matrix biomineralization, non-collagen proteins in bone and their function, hormonal regulation of bone growth, and more.
Partial table of contents:

Factors Influencing the Expression of Dental Extracellular Matrix Biomineralization (H. Slavkin, et al.).

Stromal Stem Cells: Marrow-Derived Osteogenic Precursors (M. Owen & A. Friedenstein).

Osteoblastic Differentiation (P. Nijweide, et al.).

Diversity of the Osteoblastic Phenotype (G. Rodan, et al.).

The Regulation of Osteoclastic Development and Function (T. Chambers).

Osteoblast Development: The Cell Surface and the Bone Environment (P. Osdoby, et al.).

An Adhesion Variant of the MG-63 Osteosarcoma Cell Line Displays and Osteoblast-Like Phenotype (M. Pierschbacher, et al.).

Expression of Type I Procollagen Genes (D. Prockop, et al.).

Phosphoproteins from Teeth and Bone (A. Veis).

Non-Collagen Proteins in Bone (J. Termine).