Journal article

Stimulation of the dentine-pulp complex of rat incisor teeth by transforming growth factor-beta isoforms 1-3 in vitro

AJ Sloan, AJ Smith

Archives of Oral Biology | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1999


Expression of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) isoforms by odontoblasts leads to their sequestration within dentine matrix. TGF-beta1 and -beta3 stimulate matrix secretion and also initiate odontoblast cytodifferentiation in vitro and in vivo. Using a recently established organ-culture model, the aim here was to examine the effects of TGF-beta isoforms on the response of the dentine-pulp complex during culture. Agarose beads were soaked in isoforms 1-3, and placed on the odontoblast area of slices of 28-day-old rat incisor tooth. The slices were maintained in Trowel-type cultures for 7 days. Both TGF-beta1 and -beta3 stimulated a local increase in predentine secretion at the site o..

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