The Bony Side of Endothelial Cells in Prostate Cancer

Jia Peng, Yibin Kang

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Prostate cancer bone metastases are primarily osteoblastic, but the source of bone-forming cells in these lesions remains poorly defined. In this issue of Developmental Cell, Lin et al. (2017) demonstrate that tumor-associated endothelial cells can give rise to osteoblasts in prostate cancer through endothelial-to-osteoblast (EC-to-OSB) conversion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-452
Number of pages2
JournalDevelopmental cell
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 5 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology


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