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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Skeletal Abnormalities in Neurofibromatosis

Caption: Mice missing the gene neurofibromin in bone cells have more non-calcified bone (osteoid), shown in pink, compared to normal mice. In this image, calcified bone is black and bone-forming osteoblasts lining the deposited osteoid are orange-brown.

Credit: Image courtesy of Florent Elefteriou, Ph.D.

Usage Restrictions: Please credit Florent Elefteriou, Ph.D./Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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