Chapter 4. Chapter 4. Osteocytes

  1. ASBMR
  1. Lynda F. Bonewald

Published Online: 23 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470623992.ch4

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

How to Cite

ASBMR (2009) Chapter 4. Osteocytes, in Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470623992.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780977888214

Online ISBN: 9780470623992

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Keywords:

  • osteocytes;
  • mechanical load;
  • phosphate metabolism;
  • apoptosis;
  • bone disease

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Osteocyte Ontogeny

  • Osteocytes as Orchestrators of Bone (Re)Modeling

  • Osteocyte Cell death and apoptosis

  • Osteocyte Modification of their Microenvironment

  • Mechanosensation and Transduction

  • Role of Gap Junctions and Hemichannels in Osteocyte Communication

  • Potential Role of Osteocytes in Bone Disease

  • Acknowledgments