Genetic control of bone formation

Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2009;25:629-48. doi: 10.1146/annurev.cellbio.042308.113308.


In the past few years, our molecular understanding of bone formation has continued to increase. This review aims to present a comprehensive view of the current state of knowledge in the field. Thus, it will cover our current knowledge of chondrogenesis and osteoblastogenesis. It will also cover the most salient aspects of osteoblast function.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chondrogenesis*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental*
  • Humans
  • Osteoblasts / metabolism
  • Osteogenesis*
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism


  • Transcription Factors