Denise Hajjar

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Functional orthopedic therapy corrects growth discrepancies between the maxilla and mandible, possibly through postural changes in the musculature and modulation of the mandibular condylar cartilage growth. Using Wistar rats, we tested the hypothesis that chondrocytes respond to forces generated by a mandibular propulsor appliance by changes in gene(More)
Functional orthopedic appliances correct dental malocclusion partially by exerting indirect mechanical stimulus on the condylar cartilage, modulating growth and the adaptation of orofacial structures. However, the exact nature of the biological responses to this therapy is not well understood. Insulin-like growth factors I and II (IGF-I and IGF-II) are(More)
Thyroid tumors originate from two cell types: 1) medullar carcinoma from parafolicullar cells and 2) the tumors derived from follicular epithelial cells, which include multinodular goiter, adenomas, differentiated carcinomas (papillary and follicular carcinoma) and undifferentiated carcinoma (anaplastic carcinoma). Because of the tumors distinct biological(More)
We have previously shown that a mandibular propulsive appliance (MPA) stimulates cell proliferation and the synthesis of growth factors in the rat condylar cartilage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a MPA in the distribution of the integrin subunits alpha1 and alpha2 in this cartilage. Twenty eight days-old male Wistar rats were divided(More)
Functional orthopedic appliances correct dental malocclusion partially by exerting indirect mechanical stimulus on the condylar cartilage, modulating growth and the adaptation of orofacial structures. However, the exact nature of the biological responses to this therapy is not well understood. Insulin-like growth factors I and II (IGF-I and II) are(More)
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