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EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT & STEM CELL COMPENDIUM
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Endochondral Osteoblasts (EFBs)


Bn.EFBs.EOCs

Osteoblasts are responsible for deposition of the mineralized bone matrix. Osteoblasts attach to the surface of the bone matrix, proliferate, and secrete type I collagen and bone-specific non-collagenous proteins such as osteocalcin. These proteins are crucial for mineralization of the bone matrix. 


Mineralized bone matrix is stained with alizarin red.

Prenatal
Periosteum mature osteoblasts
Endochondral Osteoblasts
Multiple Ancestors Single Ancestor No Descendants Develops from Part of Parent