Bone morphogenetic protein-2 does not alter the differentiation pathway of committed progenitors of osteoblasts and chondroblasts.


:Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) induce cartilage and bone formation at both bony and non-bony sites. We examined the possibility whether BMP-2 induces differentiation of osteoblast progenitors into chondroblast lineage cells using organ culture and cell culture prepared from the calvaria of newborn mouse. BMP-2 stimulated alkaline phosphatase activity (a marker of osteoblasts) and induced positive alcian blue staining (a marker of chondroblasts) in a dose- and time-dependent manner in cell cultures isolated from the whole calvaria. BMP-2 also increased the number of round-shaped cells in the cell cultures, which expressed type II collagen. Histologically, the calvaria consisted of not only bone, but also cartilaginous tissues stained with alcian blue, which were located along the endocranial surface of the parietal and occipital bones. When the calvariae were organ-cultured in the presence of BMP-2, the territory of the cartilaginous tissue was markedly increased, and covered most of the occipital bone. A histological examination of the cultured calvariae showed that the bony region of the occipital bone remained unchanged, while the cartilaginous region expanded independent of the bony region. BMP-2 increased the number of proliferating chondroblasts only in the cartilaginous tissue, but never induced new cartilage formation at the bony site. We obtained cells from the anterior portion that contained no cartilage and the posterior portion which contained cartilage, and we subsequently cultured them separately. BMP-2 stimulated ALP activity in all the cultures. However, the treatment with BMP-2 increased the intensity of alcian blue staining only in tissue culture of the posterior portion, but never induced alcian blue staining in tissue culture of the anterior portion. These results indicate that the chondrocytes induced by BMP-2 were derived from the cartilaginous tissue, which had already formed at the surface of the calvarial bone. BMP-2 did not induce differentiation of committed osteoblast progenitors into chondroblast lineage cells.


Cell Tissue Res


Cell and tissue research


Komaki M,Katagiri T,Suda T




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    abstract::Right superior cervical sympathectomy was performed in one-day old rats. This operation had a small but definite effect on the postnatal development of the submandibular gland. The gland on the sympathectomized side weighed less and contained smaller amounts of DNA, RNA and protein than the contralateral intact gland....

    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Srinivasan R,Chang WW

    更新日期:1977-05-10 00:00:00

  • Annexins in rat enterocyte and hepatocyte: an immunogold electron-microscope study.

    abstract::In the present study, immunogold labeling of ultrathin sections of rat small intestine and liver has been used to obtain insights into the ultrastructural localization and possible functions of annexins. In enterocytes, annexins II, IV, and VI are found at the periphery of the core of each microvillus and of the rootl...

    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Weinman JS,Feinberg JM,Rainteau DP,Gaspera BD,Weinman SJ

    更新日期:1994-11-01 00:00:00

  • The ultrastructure of the protonephridial flame cell of the freshwater planarian Bdellocephala brunnea.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ishii S

    更新日期:1980-01-01 00:00:00

  • Immunohistochemistry of vacuoles occurring in rat hepatocytes after retinol administration.

    abstract::The vacuoles occurring in rat hepatocytes after intraportal injection of retinol (33 or 67 micrograms) were examined immunohistochemically using respective antibodies against rat albumin, human retinol-binding protein, human ceruloplasmin, human alpha 1-antitrypsin, human transferrin, and human prealbumin as represent...

    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kudo S

    更新日期:1989-08-01 00:00:00

  • The pigmentary system of planaria. II. Physiology and functional morphology.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Palladini G,Medolago-Albani L,Margotta V,Conforti A,Carolei A

    更新日期:1979-06-27 00:00:00

  • A new type of gap junction in the phylum Brachiopoda.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Flower NE,Green CR

    更新日期:1982-01-01 00:00:00

  • Role of notochord cells and sclerotome-derived cells in vertebral column development in fugu, Takifugu rubripes: histological and gene expression analyses.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Appearance of retrogradely labeled neurons in the rat superior cervical ganglion after injection of wheat-germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase conjugate into the contralateral ganglion.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Caner H,Tamamaki N,Handa Y,Hayashi M,Nojyo Y

    更新日期:1990-10-01 00:00:00

  • Developmental immunohistology of melanotrophs in Xenopus laevis tadpoles.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Erik N,Nyholm I,Doerr-Schott J

    更新日期:1977-05-16 00:00:00

  • Apoptosis in cardiac development.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2000-07-01 00:00:00

  • Uptake of ferritin by the cephalopod optic gland.

    abstract::Horse spleen ferritin, injected into the blood of the octopus, leaves the capillaries via pericyte junctions and windows. One hour after the administration, ferritin has entered the optic gland main cells; three hours later, it is accumulated in dense-bodies. The evidence for resorption supports earlier papers reporti...

    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Froesch D,Mangold K

    更新日期:1976-08-10 00:00:00

  • Ultrastructure of the nongranulated cells and morphology of the extracellular spaces in the pars distalis of adult and pouch-young tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii).

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Leatherland JF,Renfree MB

    更新日期:1982-01-01 00:00:00

  • Electron-cytochemical localization of alkaline phosphatase to G cells of Necturus maculosus antrum.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rutten MJ,Garrison RG,Moore CD,Fiskin AM,Cheung LY

    更新日期:1989-12-01 00:00:00

  • ChAT and NOS in human myenteric neurons: co-existence and co-absence.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Beck M,Schlabrakowski A,Schrödl F,Neuhuber W,Brehmer A

    更新日期:2009-10-01 00:00:00

  • Lysosomes and pancreatic islet function. A quantitative estimation of crinophagy in the mouse pancreatic B-cell.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Schnell AH,Swenne I,Borg LA

    更新日期:1988-04-01 00:00:00

  • Regulation of glucose transport by thyroid hormone in rat ovary.

    abstract::Thyroid hormone (TH) plays an important role in regulating ovarian development. However, the mechanism involved remains unclear. Evidence suggests that glucose is essential for ovarian development, and its uptake is mediated by several glucose transporter proteins (Glut). We have investigated the effects of TH on Glut...

    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ding Y,Tian Y,Guo M,Liu J,Heng D,Zhu B,Yang Y,Zhang C

    更新日期:2016-11-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular interactions between neurotrophin receptors.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Dechant G

    更新日期:2001-08-01 00:00:00

  • Control of the pars intermedia of the lizard, Anolis carolinensis. III. Changes in the ultrastructure of the disconnected neuro-intermediate lobe.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Larsson L,Rodriguez EM,Meurling P

    更新日期:1979-06-08 00:00:00

  • Immunolocalization of inhibin alpha-subunit in the human testis. A light- and electron-microscopy study.

    abstract::The localization of inhibin alpha-subunit in the human testis was studied at the light- and electron-microscope level with immunostaining techniques. Antibodies against specific fragments of porcine and human inhibin alpha-subunits were utilized. At light microscopy, inhibin alpha-subunit immunoreactivity was detected...

    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:1992-08-01 00:00:00

  • Calretinin-immunoreactive nerves in the uterus, pelvic autonomic ganglia, lumbosacral dorsal root ganglia and lumbosacral spinal cord.

    abstract::Nerves containing the calcium-binding protein calretinin have been reported in several organs but not in female reproductive organs and associated ganglia. This study was undertaken to determine if nerves associated with the uterus contain calretinin and the source(s) of calretinin-synthesizing nerves in the rat (are ...

    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Papka RE,Collins J,Copelin T,Wilson K

    更新日期:1999-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brownfield MS,Kozlowski GP

    更新日期:1977-03-01 00:00:00

  • Characterization of the structure, vascularity, and stem/progenitor cell populations in porcine Achilles tendon (PAT).

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhang J,Li F,Williamson KM,Tan S,Scott D,Onishi K,Hogan MV,Wang JH

    更新日期:2021-01-26 00:00:00

  • Gastric pentadecapeptide body protection compound BPC 157 and its role in accelerating musculoskeletal soft tissue healing.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Gwyer D,Wragg NM,Wilson SL

    更新日期:2019-08-01 00:00:00

  • Morphological evidence of sperm maturation in the ampulla ductus deferentis of the bull.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bergerson W,Amselgruber W,Sinowatz F,Bergerson M

    更新日期:1994-03-01 00:00:00

  • Distribution of the Aplysia cardioexcitatory peptide, NdWFamide, in the central and peripheral nervous systems of Aplysia.

    abstract::NdWFamide is an Aplysia cardioexcitatory tri-peptide containing D-tryptophan. To investigate the roles of this peptide, we examined the immunohistochemical distribution of NdWFamide-positive neurons in Aplysia tissues. All the ganglia of the central nervous system (CNS) contained NdWFamide-positive neurons. In particu...

    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Morishita F,Nakanishi Y,Sasaki K,Kanemaru K,Furukawa Y,Matsushima O

    更新日期:2003-04-01 00:00:00

  • Dose-dependent mechanism of Notch action in promoting osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells.

    abstract::Osteogenic differentiation is a tightly regulated process realized by progenitor cell osteoblasts. Notch signaling pathway plays a critical role in skeletal development and bone remodeling. Controversial data exist regarding the role of Notch activation in promoting or preventing osteogenic differentiation. This study...

    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Semenova D,Bogdanova M,Kostina A,Golovkin A,Kostareva A,Malashicheva A

    更新日期:2020-01-01 00:00:00

  • The fine structure of the centrohelidian heliozoan Heterophrys marina.

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    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bardele CF

    更新日期:1975-08-01 00:00:00

  • Morphological and functional changes in the tight junctions of the bile canaliculi induced by bile duct ligation.

    abstract::Thin sections after bile duct ligation showed that the depth of tight junctions appeared to increase and that the distance between individual punctate contacts appeared to become irregular and wider than in controls. The freeze fracture replicas clearly demonstrated these changes in the tight junction morphology. Chan...

    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Koga A,Todo S

    更新日期:1978-12-28 00:00:00

  • Correction to: Immunolocalization and changes of 17beta-estradiol during ovarian development of Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis.

    abstract::The published online version contains mistake in Title and in Acknowledgement section. Please find below for the needed corrections. ...

    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,已发布勘误


    authors: Pan J,Liu M,Chen T,Cheng Y,Wu X

    更新日期:2018-10-01 00:00:00

  • Nitric oxide: a co-modulator of efferent peptidergic neurosecretory cells including a unique octopaminergic neurone innervating locust heart.

    abstract::Our findings suggest that nitric oxide (NO) acts as peripheral neuromodulator in locusts, in which it is commonly co-localized with RF-like peptide in neurosecretory cells. We also present the first evidence for NO as a cardio-regulator in insects. Putative NO-producing neurones were detected in locust pre-genital fre...

    journal_title:Cell and tissue research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bullerjahn A,Mentel T,Pflüger HJ,Stevenson PA

    更新日期:2006-08-01 00:00:00