Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0001pp61 | Bone development/growth and fracture repair | ECTS2013

Vascularisation and progenitor cells of primary and secondary ossification centres in the human growth plate

Walzer Sonja M , Cetin Erdal , Grubl-Barabas Ruth , Sulzbacher Irene , Ruger Beate , Girsch Werner , Windhager Reinhard , Fischer Michael B

The switch from a cartilage template to bone during endochondralossification of the growth plate requires dynamic and close interaction between the cartilage and the developing vascular structures. Vascular invasion of hypertrophic cartilage, with blood vessels coming from the bone collar, serves to bring in osteoblast- andendothelial precursor cells along with chondroclasts and their precursors into future ossification centres of the growth plate.Potent...