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A large multinuclear cell associated with the absorption and removal of bone...A cell that dissolves the fibers and matrix of bone. An odontoclast, also called cementoclast, is cytomorphologically the same as an osteoclast and is involved in cementum resorption.

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... is a metabolically active organ that undergoes continuous remodeling throughout life. Bone remodeling involves the removal of mineralized bone by osteoclasts followed by the formation of bone matrix through the osteoblasts that subsequently become mineralized. The remodeling cycle consists of ...

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Cell transformation

... reverted back to human form, his horns shrank back into his skull! Assuming you had some sort of super fast degradation cell similar to osteoclasts, that kind of cell would be foreign to both humans and bulls XD. Anyways, assuming you kept basic skeletal structures and didn't drastically ...

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Does anybody know how TRAP staining works?

Tartrate resistant acid phosphatase staining of osteoclasts I've done it, but I don't know how it works exactly. I just couldn't google anything about this. I need to prepare the answer for an oral exam. Please help me out. Thanks.

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by daylily
Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:00 pm
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Topic: Does anybody know how TRAP staining works?
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HELP: osteoclasts purification

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by daylily
Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: HELP: osteoclasts purification
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Difference between T-Cell and Phagocyte?

... capacity of phagocytosis that are not part of the immune system: septal cells in lungs, Kupfer cells in the liver, oligodendrocytes in the brain, osteoclasts in bones etc Regards, Andrew

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by MrMistery
Thu May 31, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Difference between T-Cell and Phagocyte?
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