Journal article

TGF-beta receptor expression in human odontoblasts and pulpal cells

AJ Sloan, JB Matthews, AJ Smith

HISTOCHEMICAL JOURNAL | KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL | Published : 1999

Abstract

Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) isoform expression by odontoblasts leads to their sequestration within the dentine matrix, from where they may be released during caries and participate in the reparative processes. Two receptor types for TGF-beta have been implicated in TGF-beta induced signalling. The aim of this study was to characterise immunohistochemically the expression of these receptors in sound and carious human teeth to facilitate our understanding of the ability of these cells to respond to TGF-beta stimulation. Sound and carious human teeth were routinely processed and paraffin sections stained for TGF-beta receptors I and II, using the StrAviGen immunoperoxidase method..

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