ba0005p168 | Cell biology: osteoblasts and bone formation | ECTS2016
, Rau Katrin
, Nakchbandi Inaam
Fibronectin is produced in different isoforms by osteoblasts during differentiation. In contrast to the circulating Isoform, which lacks extra domains, the fibronectin laid down by the osteoblasts in the matrix contains one or both extra-domains called EDA and EDB. We had found that deletion of fibronectin in osteoblasts decreased BMD. This is mediated by diminished osteoblast differentiation and cannot be corrected by the circulating isoform of fibronectin, suggesting a role ...