D. A. Woodnutt

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This study provides a unique correlation between a molecular biological and biochemical analysis of the extracellular matrix (ECM) macromolecules in one half of 28 human Achilles tendons with an immunohistochemical study of the other. Both the insertion site and the mid-tendon were studied. The insertion (enthesis) is characterized by three distinctive(More)
Mechano-transduction in periodontal ligament (PDL) cells is crucial for physiological and orthodontic tooth movement-associated periodontal remodelling. On the mechanistic level, molecules involved in this mechano-transduction process in PDL cells are not yet completely elucidated. In the present study we show by western blot (WB) analysis and/or indirect(More)
High-affinity tyrosine kinase A (trkA) neurotrophin receptors on neurons and nonneuronal cells elicit differentiation or survival functions in response to nerve growth factor (NGF), whereas the low-affinity neurotrophin (p75) receptor modulates trkA activity or can independently cause apoptosis or NFκB-mediated survival functions. We examined dental tissues(More)
Tyrosine receptor kinase A (trkA) is the high-affinity receptor for nerve growth factor. It has been found in several non-neuronal cell types, indicating biological roles independent of neural function, as well as in the nervous system. An initial study demonstrated that an antibody to the full extracellular domain did not label periodontal ligament(More)
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