my name is Lynda Bonewald.
And I'm from the University
of Missouri at Kansas City.
And the title of my
talk is The Osteocyte.
First, I would like to give you
an outline of the presentation.
I'll talk about
osteocytes in history,
their first proposed function,
that of osteocytic osteolysis,
their second proposed function,
that of mechanosensation,
then about how osteocytes can
serve as secretory cells regulating
such as sclerostin and RANKL, fifth,
how osteocytes are endocrine cells
that can target kidney and muscle.
And finally, I will summarize
the functions of osteocytes.
Now, there are three
types of bone cells.
There are the osteoclasts
that resorb bone
and the osteoblasts that make bone.
And then there is the third the
cell type called the osteocyte.