Muhamed Osman

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Trypsin-isolated embryonic mouse enamel organs were cultured on top of plasma coagulum. Inner and outer dental epithelia in contact with the plasma coagulum synthesized a new basement membrane as revealed by electron microscopy and 3H-glucosamine autoradiography. The outer dental epithelium in contact with air did not redeposit a basement membrane. The(More)
Embryonic mouse first mandibular molars (day 18), containing the first overtly differentiated odontoblasts, were treated with EDTA or trypsin, to obtain isolated dental papillae. Trypsin dissociation was accompanied by disappearance of the basal lamina. EDTA-treatment removed the basal lamina from the basal surface of the epithelium, but left it associated(More)
[3H]proline and [3H]glucosamine radioautography was performed to analyze the labeling pattern of mouse embryonic dental basement membrane before and during odontoblast terminal differentiation. Sixteen- and eighteen-day-old first lower molars and trypsin-isolated enamel organs, as well as EDTA-isolated dental papillae, were used. Continuous labeling for 12(More)
The restoration of the basement membrane and the terminal differentiation of odontoblasts were studied in iso- and heterochronal reassociations between dental mesenchyme and enamel organs. It was suggested that the cytodifferentiation of odontoblasts was triggered by the basement membrane secreted by the enamel organ of a specific stage.
The accumulation of sulfated GAG in embryonic mouse molars before, during, and after terminal differentiation of odontoblasts was localized by [35S]autoradiography combined with the use of chondroitin ABC lyase. Much more sulfated GAG were accumulated in the dental papilla than in the dental epithelium. High incorporation of [35S]sulfate occurred at the(More)
Practical diets containing various selenium levels, with and without selenite supplementation, were fed to hens. Eggs were then collected over a 14-day period to determine how quickly changes in dietary selenium affected egg white and yolk selenium. Changes in egg white selenium content were rapid and essentially completed seven days after changing the(More)
Experiments were conducted to determine the relative effectiveness of selenium (Se) from sodium selenite, selenomethionine and selenocystine for promoting weight gain and preventing exudative diathesis. The chicks used were hatched from eggs low in Se. They were fed a basal diet made up mostly of corn (low in Se) and torula yeast or the basal diet(More)