Marko Orajärvi

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AIMS To study the effect of estrogen deficiency and altered temporomandibular joint loading on the histomorphology of condylar cartilage and on the expression of types II and X collagen and matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3). METHODS Thirty-six female rats were divided into four groups: ovariectomized rats on a normal diet, nonovariectomized control rats(More)
AIMS To clarify the effect of estrogen and food hardness on condylar cartilage and the cartilage-bone interface. METHODS A total of 56 rats were divided into four groups: (1) ovariectomized rats fed a normal (pressed pellet) food, (2) ovariectomized rats fed a soft (powder) food, (3) control rats fed a normal (pressed pellet) food, and (4) control rats(More)
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