Alkaline phosphatase as a marker of osteoinductive cells

Krzysztof H. Wlodarski, A Hari Reddi

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Epithelial cells with osteoinductive potential (KB and WISH cell lines, transitional epithelium of several species) are rich in alkaline phosphatase activity. In contrast, cells devoid of osteoinductive ability are low in this enzyme activity. However, there were no differences between the two classes of cells with respect to acid phosphatase activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-385
Number of pages4
JournalCalcified Tissue International
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkaline phosphatase
  • Bone induction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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