ba0003pp104 | Cell biology: osteoblasts and bone formation | ECTS2014
, Miyazaki Toshihiro
, Yoshida Carolina A
, Komori Toshihisa
Sp7 and Runx2 are essential transcription factors for osteoblast differentiation at an early stage, and Runx2 inhibits osteoblast maturation at a late stage. However, the functions of Sp7 in bone development are not fully elucidated. Thus, we pursued the functions of Sp7 in bone development by generating osteoblast-specific Sp7 transgenic (tg) mice using 2.3 kb Col1a1 promoter. Sp7 tg mice showed osteopenia and woven-bone like structure in the cortic...