osteoclast osteoclast

Definition(s):

  • (n) cell that functions in the breakdown and resorption of bone tissue

Usage(s):

  • The bones of animals generate a young cell called an osteoblast, which becomes a middle-aged cell called an osteoclast, which becomes an aged cell called a fibroblast, which .

News

  1. Novel marker, possible therapeutic target for cardiovascular calcification identified

    Certain proteins in osteoclasts, a precursor to bone, may be used in helping to destroy cardiovascular calcification by dissolving mineral deposits, a team of researchers has learned. The research suggests a potential therapeutic avenue for patients with cardiovascular calcification.
    on March 14, 2014     Source: Science Daily

  2. Novel marker and possible therapeutic target for cardiovascular calcification identified

    ( Brigham and Women's Hospital ) Led by Dr. Aikawa, a team of researchers at BWH and Kowa Company, Ltd., a Japanese pharmaceutical company, has discovered certain proteins in osteoclasts, a precursor to bone, that may be used in helping to destroy cardiovascular calcification by dissolving mineral deposits. The research, described in the March 2014 issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and ...
    on March 13, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

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