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Using tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), we examined the cytodifferentiation of odontoclast cells in resorbing areas of dental tissues during the replacement of teeth in a polyphyodont lizard, Liolaemus gravenhorsti. We also report, by means of Lectin-HRP histochemistry, the distribution pattern of some specific sugar residues of TRAPase-positive(More)
Many naturally occurring proteins, peptides, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and lipids, as well as synthetic peptides, are successful immunogens. To elicit an immune response, a compound must contain an antigenic determinant or epitope and must be of sufficient size to initiate lymphocyte activation necessary for an antibody response. In practice, small(More)
Nearly 9 million workers are exposed to chemical agents associated with occupational asthma, with isocyanates representing the chemical class most responsible. Isocyanate-induced asthma has been difficult to diagnose and control, in part because the biologic mechanisms responsible for the disease and the determinants of exposure have not been well defined.(More)
The cellular distribution and changes of sugar residues during tooth development in embryos of the rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus were investigated by using horseradish peroxidase-conjugated lectins (lectin-HRP). The lectins SBA, ECA, and LTA show no binding to any region of the dental cap and bell stages, whereas BS-1 and UEA-1 bind to dental cells at both(More)
We investigated the binding of five HRP-conjugated lectins to rabbit tooth germs at the cap and late bell stages of development. The results revealed some changes in the glycosylation patterns of the glycoconjugates. Sugar residues, such as alpha-D-mannose, methyl-D-glucose, N-acetylglucosamine, beta-D-galactosamine, D-galactose, and sialic acid, were(More)
The behavior of dental tissues from the rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus, in association with epithelium from the quail, Coturnix coturnix japonica, has been examined. Adult and embryo rabbits were employed in this study. Dental papillae from teeth at the cap stage from rabbit embryos and dental pulp from adult rabbits were isolated surgically and recombined(More)
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