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Xiaoshan Wu, Lei Hu, Yan Li, Yang Li, Fu Wang, Ping Ma, Jinsong Wang, Chunmei Zhang, Canhua Jiang, Songlin Wang
The tooth root transmits and balances occlusal forces through the periodontium to the alveolar bone. The periodontium, including the gingiva, the periodontal ligament, the cementum and the partial alveolar bone, derives from the dental follicle (DF), except for the gingiva. In the early developmental stages, the DF surrounds the tooth germ as a sphere and functions to promote tooth eruption. However, the morphological dynamics and factors regulating the differentiation of the DF during root elongation remain largely unknown...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Pinar Ercal, Gorke Gurel Pekozer, Gamze Torun Kose
The treatment of bone that is impaired due to disease, trauma or tumor resection creates a challenge for both clinicians and researchers. Critical size bone defects are conventionally treated with autografts which are associated with risks such as donor site morbidity and limitations like donor shortage. Bone tissue engineering has become a promising area for the management of critical size bone defects by the employment of biocompatible materials and the discovery of novel stem cell sources. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be isolated with ease from various dental tissues including dental pulp stem cells, stem cells from apical papilla, dental follicle stem cells, stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth, periodontal ligament stem cells, gingival stem cells and tooth germ derived stem cells...
March 2, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Z Malik, M Alexiou, B Hallgrimsson, A N Economides, H U Luder, D Graf
Formation of highly organized dental hard tissues is a complex process involving sequential and ordered deposition of an extracellular scaffold, followed by its mineralization. Odontoblast and ameloblast differentiation involves reciprocal and sequential epithelial-mesenchymal interactions. Similar to early tooth development, various Bmps are expressed during this process, although their functions have not been explored in detail. Here, we investigated the role of odontoblast-derived Bmp2 for tooth mineralization using Bmp2 conditional knockout mice...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Miquel Marin-Riera, Jacqueline Moustakas-Verho, Yoland Savriama, Jukka Jernvall, Isaac Salazar-Ciudad
From gastrulation to late organogenesis animal development involves many genetic and bio-mechanical interactions between epithelial and mesenchymal tissues. Ectodermal organs, such as hairs, feathers and teeth are well studied examples of organs whose development is based on epithelial-mesenchymal interactions. These develop from a similar primordium through an epithelial folding and its interaction with the mesenchyme. Despite extensive knowledge on the molecular pathways involved, little is known about the role of bio-mechanical processes in the morphogenesis of these organs...
February 26, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
R Bologna-Molina, T Mikami, V Pereira-Prado, G Tapia-Repetto, F R Pires, R Carlos, A Mosqueda-Taylor
Primordial odontogenic tumor (POT) is composed of variably cellular myxoid connective tissue, surrounded by cuboidal to columnar odontogenic epithelium resembling the inner epithelium of the enamel organ, which often invaginates into the underlying connective tissue. The tumor is delimited at least partially by a thin fibrous capsule. It derives from the early stages of tooth development. Syndecan-1 is a heparan sulfate proteoglycan that has a physiological role in several cellular functions, including maintenance of the epithelial architecture, cell-to-cell adhesion and interaction of cells with extracellular matrix, and with diverse growth factors, stimulating cell proliferation...
March 2018: Oral Diseases
R Bologna-Molina, V Pereira-Prado, C Sánchez-Romero, G Tapia-Repetto, S Soria, M Hernandez, R Gónzalez-Gónzalez, M Molina-Frechero, T Mikami
BACKGROUND: Mismatch repair proteins (MMRPs) are a group of nuclear enzymes that participate in the repair of base mismatches that occur during DNA replication in all proliferating cells. The most studied MMRPs are hMSH2 and hMLH1, which are known to be highly expressed in normal tissues. A loss of MMRPs leads to the accumulation of DNA replication errors in proliferating cells. Ki-67 is a biomarker regarded to be the gold-standard tool for determining cell proliferation by immunohistochemical methods...
February 24, 2018: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
Asma Almazyad, Chia-Cheng Li, Roberto Onner Cruz Tapia, Javier Portilla Robertson, David Collette, Sook-Bin Woo
Primordial odontogenic tumour (POT) is a rare mixed odontogenic neoplasm that is composed of primitive ecto-mesenchyme resembling dental papilla, surfaced by odontogenic epithelium resembling inner enamel epithelium, without hard tissue formation. Most reported cases have presented in the posterior mandible as a well-demarcated radiolucency associated with an unerupted tooth in the first two decades of life. AIM: To describe the clinico-pathological features of two more cases of POT. METHODS AND RESULTS: Each presented as an asymptomatic well-delineated radiolucency in the mandible in a 15-year-old female and an 18-year-old male respectively...
February 19, 2018: Histopathology
Sabine Kuchler-Bopp, Dominique Bagnard, Michael Van-der-Heyden, Ysia Idoux-Gillet, Marion Strub, Hervé Gegout, Hervé Lesot, Nadia Benkirane-Jessel, Laetitia Keller
The sensory innervation of the dental pulp is essential for tooth function and protection. It is mediated by axons originating from the trigeminal ganglia and is spatio-temporally regulated. We have previously shown that the innervation of bioengineered teeth can be achieved only under immunosuppressive conditions. The aim of this study was to develop a model to determine the role of Semaphorin 3A (Sema3A) in the innervation of bioengineered teeth. We first analyzed innervation of the dental pulp of mandibular first molars in newborn (postnatal day 0: PN0) mice deficient for Sema3A (Sema3A-/- ), a strong inhibitor of axon growth...
February 11, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Tatsuaki Seki, Ryo Aizawa, Junichi Tanaka, Sara Yajima-Himuro, Mayu Kato, Keisuke Tanaka, Kenji Mishima, Matsuo Yamamoto
Junctional epithelium (JE), one of the constituents of periodontal tissue, has several unique features to prevent bacterial infection. However, the molecular mechanisms of these cells remain to be completely elucidated because there has been no JE cell line to date. We have succeeded in isolating JE cells expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) by using a bioengineered tooth technique in mice. The gene expressions of GFP-positive JE cells, isolated from around the erupted bioengineered teeth using flow cytometry, were analyzed by RNA sequencing...
February 8, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Denis O Lamoureux, Aaron R H LeBlanc, Michael W Caldwell
The transparency of soft tissue in Xenopus laevis tadpoles and the anterior-posterior orientation of their developing tooth germs in the upper jaw offer a unique opportunity for the in vivo charting of the first 15-20 days of the developing dentition. Twenty-two X. laevis tadpoles were anesthetized daily and their mouths opened to record the first appearance, position, and development of tooth germs in the upper jaw. The initiation patterns revealed considerable variability between animals, and even between the jaw quadrants in the same animal...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Morphology
Kanji Horibe, Akihiro Hosoya, Toru Hiraga, Hiroaki Nakamura
OBJECTIVES: Cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP) is an antimicrobial peptide in mice and rats homologous to LL-37 in humans. In addition to its antibacterial activity, CRAMP has various physiological functions by binding to formyl peptide receptor 2 (FPR2). However, the role of these peptides in teeth is unknown. Therefore, we investigated the role of CRAMP and FPR2 in tooth development, reparative dentin formation, and defense response. MATERIAL AND METHODS: First, we examined the localization of CRAMP and FPR2 during tooth development by immunohistochemical analysis...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Olubunmi Olusola Bankole, Folake Barakat Lawal, Abimbola Balogun
Introduction Nomads move from one settlement to another, thus it has been difficult to have adequate documentation about their oral health and that of their children. Aim To investigate the perception and practices of nomadic Fulani women toward their children's oral health. Methodology A cross-sectional study was conducted among 197 Fulani women using a structured interviewer administered questionnaire. Results Perceived causes of tooth decay included tooth germs/worms (23.9%) and sugar (5.1%), and 32.0%, 15...
January 1, 2017: International Quarterly of Community Health Education
S R Liang, F Wang, D Q Zhou, S Chang, Y X Bai
The miniplate was designed and three-dimensional (3D) printed according to the positions of roots and tooth germs and then it was used as skeletal anchorage to protract the maxilla. The maxilla moved forward obviously after treatment. Custom designed and 3D printed miniplate could be used for maxillary protraction.
December 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
Munetaka Naitoh, Hirofumi Watanabe, Kazuhito Yoshida, Hisashi Hayashi, Kenichi Gotoh, Eiichiro Ariji
The rate of septum presence in the maxillary sinus has been reported to be over 30%. It was considered that a bony bridge might change to a maxillary sinus septum with growth in a previous study using dry child skulls. In the present investigation, maxillary sinus bony bridges and septa were longitudinally observed using computed tomography (CT). Multislice CT was performed in three patients. A bony bridge was defined as a bony structure between the maxillary sinus wall and dental germ. Also, a septum was defined as a pointed bony structure in the inferior wall of the maxillary sinus...
2017: Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica
L Benjelloun, N Cherradi, A Kessab, S Dghoughi
INTRODUCTION: Odontogenic myxoma is an uncommon tumor of the jaws, benign but locally invasive. It arises from the mesenchymal portion of the tooth germ. It has a variable non-specific clinical and radiological appearance, and may be confused with other lesions of the jaws. CASE REPORT: A patient aged 50 presented for a periodontal treatment. After routine retroalveolar X-rays, we noted a small limited radiolucency between the left mandibular canine and the left mandibular first premolar...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yumiko I Matsuishi, Hiroki Kato, Keiji Masuda, Haruyoshi Yamaza, Yuta Hirofuji, Hiroshi Sato, Hiroko Wada, Tamotsu Kiyoshima, Kazuaki Nonaka
Undifferentiated odontogenic epithelium and dental papilla cells differentiate into ameloblasts and odontoblasts, respectively, both of which are essential for tooth development. These differentiation processes involve dramatic functional and morphological changes of the cells. For these changes to occur, activation of mitochondrial functions, including ATP production, is extremely important. In addition, these changes are closely related to mitochondrial fission and fusion, known as mitochondrial dynamics...
January 8, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Kotono Kibe, Mitsushiro Nakatomi, Shinji Kataoka, Takashi Toyono, Yuji Seta
The Hey family (also known as Chf, Herp, Hesr, and Hrt) is a set of Hairy/Enhancer of Split-related basic helix-loop-helix type transcription factors. Hey1, Hey2, and HeyL have been identified in mammals. Although Hey proteins are known to regulate cardiovascular development, muscle homeostasis, osteogenesis, neurogenesis, and oncogenesis, their roles in tooth development have been largely obscure. Therefore, this study aimed to clarify detailed spatiotemporal expression patterns of Hey1 and Hey2 in developing molars and incisors of mice by section in situ hybridization...
November 16, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
Xiao-Yu Feng, Xiao-Shan Wu, Jin-Song Wang, Chun-Mei Zhang, Song-Lin Wang
Homeobox protein MSX-1 (hereafter referred to as MSX-1) is essential for early tooth-germ development. Tooth-germ development is arrested at bud stage in Msx1 knockout mice, which prompted us to study the functions of MSX-1 beyond this stage. Here, we investigated the roles of MSX-1 during late bell stage. Mesenchymal cells of the mandibular first molar were isolated from mice at embryonic day (E)17.5 and cultured in vitro. We determined the expression levels of β-catenin, bone morphogenetic protein 2 (Bmp2), Bmp4, and lymphoid enhancer-binding factor 1 (Lef1) after knockdown or overexpression of Msx1...
November 17, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
Yang Li, Yiyi Gong, Xiaoshan Wu, Fu Wang, Yilin Xie, Zhao Zhu, Yingying Su, Jinsong Wang, Chunmei Zhang, Junqi He, Haiteng Deng, Songlin Wang
Taking advantage of genetic manipulation tools and accessibility, almost all molecular knowledge on vertebrate tooth development was obtained from rodent models that only have one dentition in their entire lives. Whether the tooth development in other vertebrates such as swine or human follows the same rules remains elusive. Rodent dentitions differ considerably from human dentitions, therefore limiting the application of knowledge from rodent tooth to human tooth. Signal-mediated communication between cells and complex gene and protein regulatory networks are key components of tooth development...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
Toshinari Mikami, Yu Ohashi, Ronell Bologna-Molina, Adalberto Mosqueda-Taylor, Naoki Fujiwara, Naoko Tsunoda, Hiroyuki Yamada, Yasunori Takeda
Primordial odontogenic tumor (POT) is a benign mixed epithelial and mesenchymal odontogenic tumor included into the current World Health Organization (WHO) classification of Head and Neck tumours in 2017. As far as the authors have confirmed, only eight cases of this tumor have been reported so far. This paper reports a case of POT that occurred in the right mandible of a 5-year-old patient. Panoramic radiograph showed a well-defined homogeneous radiolucency displacing the unerupted second deciduous molar to the deep part of the mandible...
December 2017: Pathology International
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