Osteoclasts, light micrograph

Osteoclasts, light micrograph

C024/0105 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.5MB

Downloadable file size: 5.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Light microscopy of osteoclasts. Around a dozen osteoclasts are seen as large red stained cells with multiple nuclei. Osteoclasts are mobile cells that cling to bone surfaces (green) where they dissolve the bone matrix by secreting acids and enzymes. The site of bone dissolution is often noted as a gap between the osteoclasts and the bone matrix and is referred to as Howship's lacunae. In conjunction with osteoblast cells that constantly produce new bone, osteoclasts serve to remodel bone microanatomy and maintain a physiological balance of addition and removal of bone matrix. Osteoclasts originate from the bone marrow. Magnification x160 when printed at 10 cm.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: biological, biology, bone, bone growth, bone remodelling, histological, histology, howship'ss lacunae, light micrograph, osteoclasts, section, skeletal system

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.