Osteogenesis, the creation of bone, underlies all skeletal development and repair. It encompasses the differentiation of cells along specific developmental pathways and the production by these cells of the matrix required to construct, or to reconstruct, bone. The control of this process is, to a large extent, the responsibility of cell signaling molecules that include hormones, growth factors, and cytokines. This chapter reviews some of the factors that participate in regulating the creation of bone at the cellular level.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Bone Regeneration and Repair|
|Subtitle of host publication||Biology and Clinical Applications|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||0896038475, 9780896038479|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2005|
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