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cells of bone and cartilage tissues

Postby mieuses » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:08 pm

I have a problem in distinguishing between blasts and progenitor cells in cartilage and bone tissues under the microscope.now here's the situation:
what I think I know:differentiation is a gradual process and so distinguishing between similar-looking adjacent cells of a growing tissue is not possible by mere appearance(like osteogenic cells and osteoblasts)
problem:which are osteoblasts,chondroblasts;and which are osteoprogenitor,chondroprogenitor cells?I've had some conflicts on this while looking into multiple references.help please?
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Re: cells of bone and cartilage tissues

Postby rihannapark » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:01 am

Those two might have some similarity but definitely functions in different way; chondroblast forms the cartilage while osteoblast forms the bone. Both played a significant role in bone development. Chondroblast found in the lacunae present in the groups of two or more and the osteblast located in the deeper layer of bone marrow.
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Postby mieuses » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:42 am

I'm sorry there's been a misunderstanding,what I meant to say is I need to know -in bone tissue-how to distinguish osteoblasts and osteogenic cells.and -in cartilage tissue-which are chondroblasts and chondrogenic cells
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