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Bioactive glasses, osteoproductive materials, have received considerable attention as bone graft substitutes in the treatment of bony defects. More recent strategies for achieving a predictable periodontal regeneration include the use of enamel matrix proteins, due to their role in the formation of bone tissue. The aim of our study is to examine the effects(More)
The present study was designed to compare the expression pattern of Dlx3 in four different mineralized tissues because of: 1-its role in skeleton patterning, 2-its expression in dental epithelium and mesenchyme during morphogenesis, 3-the membranous and endochondral bone and tooth phenotype of tricho-dento-osseous syndrome related to Dlx3 gene mutation and(More)
Bioactive glasses have been shown to stimulate osteogenesis both in vivo and in vitro. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this process are still poorly understood. In this study, we have investigated the behaviour of osteoblast-like cells (MG63), cultured in the presence of bioglass particles. Three types of granules were used: 45S5 bioactive(More)
Because the mouse is now the main model for developmental research of all types, it is important to understand the basic developmental pattern of various organs. The first aim of the present study was to establish normal prenatal developmental standards of the cartilaginous nasal capsule during embryonic development of the mouse. For this purpose we have(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Calcium homeostasis requires regulated cellular and interstitial systems interacting to modulate the activity and movement of this ion. Disruption of these systems in the kidney results in nephrocalcinosis and nephrolithiasis, important medical problems whose pathogenesis is incompletely understood. METHODS We investigated 25 patients from(More)
Titanium and its alloys are frequently used as dental and orthopaedic implants due to their high mechanical strength, low elastic modulus and biocompatibility. However, as these materials have a poor wear resistance, tribo-chemical reactions during use produce debris accumulation, resulting in adverse cellular responses. In that sense, amorphous based(More)
Research on enamel matrix proteins (EMPs) is centered on understanding their role in enamel biomineralization and their bioactivity for tissue engineering. While therapeutic application of EMPs has been widely documented, their expression and biological function in non-enamel tissues is unclear. Our first aim was to screen for amelogenin (AMELX) and(More)
The synthesis of cis-1-ethyl-1,3,4,9-tetrahydro-4-(phenylmethyl)pyrano[3,4-b]indole -1-acetic acid, pemedolac (USAN), is described. This compound has been found to be a potent analgesic agent in primary screening. Pemedolac has been resolved and the active (+)-enantiomer assigned a 1S,4R absolute configuration on the basis of a crystallographic analysis of(More)
Since bone repair may occur, following endochondral ossification, we have investigated the behaviour of chondrocytes isolated from nasal septum cartilage of foetal rats and cultured up to 21 days in the presence of a melt-derived bioactive glass (Bioglass 45S5) and a less reactive glass with 60 wt% silica content (60S). In both cultures, chondrocytes(More)
The enantiomers of 6,7,8,9-tetrahydro-N,N-dimethyl-3H-benz[e]indol-8- amine (1a) were prepared and tested for their actions on central dopamine and serotonin (5-HT) receptors. The dopaminergic effects were shown to reside in the (1)-R enantiomer. It was shown that compound 1a and its (+)-R enantiomer possess potent central 5-HT1A receptor stimulating(More)