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BACKGROUND Dentin phosphoprotein (DPP) is the most abundant non-collagenous protein in dentin, which is highly phosphorylated and plays key roles in dentin biomineralization. The aetiology of isolated hereditary dentin disorders in most affected families is largely unknown and the association between DPP and dentin disorders has not been well established.(More)
Oral cancer is the most common malignancy with poor prognosis and is the fourth most common cancer in men in Taiwan. The tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-3 (TIMP3) acts as a tumor suppressor gene by inhibiting the growth, angiogenesis, migration, and invasion of cancer cells. However, few studies have examined the association of plasma TIMP3 levels(More)
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