Journal article

CHANGES IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF TENASCIN DURING TOOTH DEVELOPMENT

I THESLEFF, E MACKIE, S VAINIO, R CHIOUETEHRISMANN

Development | COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS LTD | Published : 1987

Abstract

Tenascin is an extracellular matrix molecule that was earlier shown to be enriched in embryonic mesenchyme surrounding the budding epithelium in various organs including the tooth. In the present study tenascin was localized by immunohistology throughout the course of tooth development in the mouse and rat using polyclonal antibodies against chick tenascin. The results indicate that tenascin is expressed by the lineage of dental mesenchymal cells throughout tooth ontogeny. The intensity of staining with tenascin antibodies in the dental papilla mesenchyme was temporarily reduced at cap stage when the tooth grows rapidly and undergoes extensive morphogenetic changes. During the bell stage of ..

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