Osteoblast/Osteoclast Development and Function in Osteogenesis Imperfecta

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The major health consequences in osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) arise from functionally compromised bone. OI is a polygenic disease with a variable phenotype spanning mild to lethal. The majority of mutations associated with OI occur in the type I collagen encoding genes and give rise to an autosomal dominant form of the disease. Novel mutations in seven other genes involved in collagen assembly and processing and in two genes involved in cellular differentiation have recently been associated with autosomal recessive forms of OI. In this review of cellular development and function in OI, we discuss the cells relevant to the OI phenotype, their crosstalk and coupling, mutations and their consequences, and potential molecular pathways underlying the translation of genotype to phenotype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOsteogenesis Imperfecta
Subtitle of host publicationA Translational Approach to Brittle Bone Disease
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780123971654
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • Differentiation
  • Matrix feedback lineage dysregulation
  • Osteoblast
  • Osteoclast
  • Osteocyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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