Bone cell cilia: Vestigial or functional organelles?
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Cilia have been observed protruding from osteocytes in fetal rat calvaria by electron microscopy, raising the possibility that they might be concerned with the movement of fluids through the canalicular system of dense bone and, therefore, with the transport of calcium and other ions into and out of the skeleton.
Key wordsCilia Osteocyte Calcium Homeostasis Bone
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