Osteoblasts - Osteoblasts...

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Osteoblasts • Produce collagen and proteoglycans (vesicles) • Form vesicles of Ca2+ and PO4 • Release these vesicles – bone matrix is formed • Responsible for ossification Osteocytes • Considered inactive • Maintain ability to produce components necessary to maintain bone matrix Osteoclasts • Multi-nuclear large cells • Formed from fusion of circulating monocytes • Resorption of bone • Acid phosphatase dissolves collagen and calcium and phosphorus • Fragments are engulfed and digested Compact Bone • Blood vessels found within the bone
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course KINESIOLOG 1Y03/1YY3 taught by Professor Parises during the Spring '11 term at McMaster University.

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