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The maturation-stage enamel organs of Macaca arctoides and Macaca mulatta were examined in order to determine whether the cells were similar to those of the continuously erupting rat incisor. Tooth buds of the permanent dentition were fixed in formaldehyde-glutaraldehyde and post-fixed in OsO4. The enamel organs were separated from the enamel during(More)
This scanning electron microscope (SEM) study of secretory- and transitional-stage enamel organ cells of the permanent dentition of Macaca mulatta and Macaca arctoides was undertaken because the topography of these cells in primates has not been described in the literature. Comparison of our results with murine enamel organ morphology reported previously(More)
Light and electron microscope comparisons were made of parotid and submandibular glands from male Swiss-Webster white mice 3, 13, and 18 months old. The glands from the 13- and 18-month-old mice were less organized and the parenchyma was not as dense. Fibrous connective tissue, intracellular lipofuscin granules, and residual body formation increased with(More)
Scanning electron microscopy revealed several similarities as well as significant differences in the enamel structure between cat and dog teeth. Three enamel layers were present in both species; a surface rodless (aprismatic) layer, an outer layer of parallel rods (only at some sites), and an inner layer with prominent Hunter-Schreger bands. In the inner(More)
Maturation ameloblasts of rat incisor teeth have smooth-ended and ruffle-ended apical membrane configurations. It has also been reported that maturation ameloblasts have several lateral membrane configurations. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between the modulations of lateral and apical cell membranes of murine incisor(More)
A 13-month-old animal was fixed by perfusion; the tooth buds of the permanent dentition were removed and prepared for transmission electron microscopy. Secretory ameloblasts were about 35 micrometers long and Tomes processes varied from 6 to 16 micrometers in length. The organelles included a basal nucleus, a Golgi apparatus concentrated in a spherical(More)
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