Lentsha Nathaniel Ramoshebi

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BACKGROUND In a series of studies in the primate Papio ursinus, we have examined the capacity of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs/OPs) delivered in a variety of biomaterial carrier systems to elicit bone formation in heterotopic and orthotopic sites. In this review, we compare the osteoinductive effects of different biomaterial delivery systems that have(More)
Capillary invasion is a vital regulatory signal during bone morphogenesis that is influenced by angiogenic molecules such as fibroblast growth factor (FGF) and some members of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) superfamily, including TGF-betas themselves. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), which are members of the TGF-beta superfamily, have(More)
The bone morphogenetic and osteogenic proteins (BMPs/OPs), pleiotropic members of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) supergene family act as soluble signals for the de novo initiation of bone formation, sculpting the multicellular mineralized structures of the bone-bone marrow organ. The strikingly pleiotropic effects of BMPs/OPs spring from(More)
The induction of bone formation requires three parameters that interact in a highly regulated process: soluble osteoinductive signals, capable responding cells, and a supporting matrix substratum or insoluble signal. The use of recombinant and naturally derived bone morphogenetic proteins and transforming growth factor beta(s) (TGF-beta(s)) has increased(More)
Members of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) superfamily of proteins, the bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) and the TGF-beta isoforms, are involved in the coordination of cartilage and bone differentiation both in embryonic development and in postnatal life. Both osteogenic protein-1 (OP-1) and TGF-beta1 have been shown to be potent regulators(More)
The distribution of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2, and -3 (BMP-2 and BMP-3) and Osteogenic Protein-1 (OP-1, also known as BMP-7) during root morphogenesis and in other craniofacial structures was examined in sections of 12- to 18-d-old mouse heads using polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies. BMP-3 and OP-1 were localized in alveolar bone, cementum, and(More)
Objective and Design: Adherence interactions involving monocytes are important for cell-cell interaction as an integral component of immune function. The adherence of malaria parasitised red cells to monocytes was determined after monocytes were treated with dexamethasone, cortisol, ambroxol, danazol, probucol and staurosporine.¶Materials: Human peripheral(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Osteogenic proteins of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily induce periodontal tissue regeneration in animal models, including primates. To our knowledge, no studies have been performed in periodontal regeneration using the transforming growth factor-beta 3 isoform. In the present study, recombinant human transforming(More)
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