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Tracy Kim Kovach 创建




okay so now let's talk about the cellular structure of bone you can think of bone as being mostly made up of the bone matrix and then the cells that actually help to form this bony matrix now the majority of bone is made up of the bone matrix which consists of two principal building blocks the first of which is called osteoid and this forms the organic portion of the matrix and then you have something called hydroxyapatite which forms the inorganic portion of the bone matrix so first let's talk about the organic portion of the bone matrix the organic portion of the bone matrix is made up of like I said osteoid which consists of a soft but highly ordered structure of proteins and then collagen specifically type 1 collagen so together the orientation of these highly organized collagen fibers along with the proteins helps to give bone its tensile strength so what does tensile strength really mean if you think about a really hard piece of rubber like a rubber eraser for example I kind of think of tensile strength as being similar to the way that piece of rubber gives ever so slightly if you were to push on it but it still holds its shape and so that's what you can think of as bones tensile strength now for the inorganic portion of bone the inorganic portion of bone is made up of a hydroxyapatite and I'll draw its chemical formula here it is calcium along with phosphate and water so basically all hydroxyapatite is is calcium phosphate crystals and these calcium phosphate crystals are the mineral portion of bone that gives bone it's rigid strength and density so now you have a better understanding of the Accio or organic portion of the bone natures and hydroxyapatite which make up the inorganic portion of the bone matrix so now let's talk about the cells that are actually responsible for making up this bony matrix there are four different types of cells to be familiar with in bone and the first group are the osteoprogenitor cells next we have what are called osteoblasts then there are the osteocytes and finally we have the osteo class and so you can see they all share the same root osteo meaning bone so let's make a little bit more room here and talk about each of these cells one by one and what they do so first up we have the osteoprogenitor cells these cells are basically just the precursor to osteoblasts so basically they're just an immature version of osteoblasts and they differentiate into osteoblasts under the influence of various growth factors so that brings us up to osteoblasts now osteoblasts are the cells that are responsible for synthesizing both collagen and proteins specifically a couple of proteins called osteocalcin and osteo pontén and together these make up osteoid osteoblasts are also responsible for producing alkaline phosphatase which is the enzyme that is responsible for forming hydroxyapatite or the mineral portion of bone once osteoblasts have synthesized enough collagen and proteins and alkaline phosphatase to form the organic and inorganic portion of the bony matrix to them and they're finally surrounded by all of this they mature into the osteocytes so the mature version of an osteoblast once it's all done synthesizing the bony matrix becomes an osteocyte so that brings us to osteocytes now the spaces that osteocytes occupy are called within bone are called lacunae and the term lacunae really just refers to an empty space within bone so under a microscope these spaces look to me like little leeks and so that's how I remember what lacunae are they're little lakes or absences empty spaces within bone and these osteocytes have little arms or branches that reach out to communicate with other osteocytes or osteoblasts which kind of gives them the starlike appearance and these little branches are like sensors that pick up new information send out signals basically allowing osteocytes to communicate with other cells that helped maintain bone and then the final cell type is the osteoclast now osteoclasts are derived from a cell line called monocytes and they are responsible for bone resorption so basically they break them back down again and they do this with an enzyme called tartrate resistant acid phosphatase so osteoblasts help build up bone with an enzyme alkaline phosphatase and then osteoclasts helps you break that bone back down again with an enzyme heart rate resistant acid phosphatase so bone is basically constantly being remodeled built up by osteoblasts and broken down again by osteoclasts and an easy way to keep this tree is to think that osteoblasts the B and blass is for building bone and then osteoclast the see in class osteo class is for crashing going down so osteoblasts build up bone osteo class break it back down again now as osteoclasts are resolving bone they start to form little empty spaces in bone and wait what are empty spaces in bone called they're called lacunae and so just like osteocytes occupy lacunae osteo class occupy special kind of lacunae called how ships look with me which are just the little resorption pits formed by osteo class as they break down the bone surrounding them