Osteoblasts are the cells that are responsible for bone formation. Conversely, osteoclasts are cells that break down bone tissue. Osteoblasts come from immature progenitor cells called osteoprogenitors, which are induced by various growth factors, including bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta). Together, BMPs, FGF, PDGF and TGF-beta increase bone production. In a recent study, it was reported that hESC treatment with BMP4 and FGF2 enhanced osteoblast differentiation (PMID: 23206696). The Wnt/beta-Catenin Pathway may play a role in osteoblast differentiation (PMID: 17572649).
Osteoblast Differentiation Bioinformatics Tool
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