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Academic Editor: Rene St-Arnaud
Transcription factors play a key role in determination of the fate of the cells in osteoblastic and chondrocytic lineage. A runt family member, Cbfa, is indispensable for osteoblastic differentiation. Sox 9 and scleraxis are involved in the phenotypic expression in chondrocytes and the cells of early stage connective tissues. These transcription factors will give us a clue to unravel interaction of these known and yet unknown transcription factors to fully understand the mechanisms of skeletal cells ' differentiation and regulation of their functions.