chondroblast

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chondroblast

[′kän·drō‚blast]
(histology)
A cell that produces cartilage.
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Maternal organism intoxication with lead acetate causes the following destructive changes of the skeletal system in first generation of breed: damage to the zonal structure; disruption of the structure of the tissue matrix; structural damage to cartilaginous and osteogenic cells; disturbances in proliferation, differentiation and synthetic activity of chondroblasts, chondrocytes of osteogenic cells; delay of growth and shaping of bone tissue.
Studies in mammals have shown these potentials to be correlated to the presence of mesenchymal stem cells in the marrow, which are shown to be able to differentiate into chondroblasts and osteoblasts.
1) They undergo asymmetric division to produce cells that become more specialized, such as osteoblasts or chondroblasts, while maintaining the ability to self perpetuate.
Microscopically the individual tumour cells have small hyperchromatic nuclei with a small rim of eosinophilic cytoplasm which show the features of chondroblasts.