Reynaldo Todescan

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The nature and tissue distribution of non-collagenous bone proteins synthesized by adult rat bone marrow cells, induced to differentiate in the presence of dexamethasone (DEX) and beta-glycerophosphate (beta-GP), was studied in vitro to determine the potential role of these proteins in bone formation. Northern hybridization analysis revealed a strong(More)
To characterize the bone-like tissue produced by rat bone marrow cells (RBMC) from young adult femurs, the synthesis of bone proteins and the expression of their mRNA were studied in vitro. RBMC plated at a density of 5 x 10(3) cells/cm2 and grown in the presence of 10(-8) M dexamethasone (Dex) and 10 mM beta-glycerophosphate (beta-GP) produced mineralized(More)
Forty-eight Endopore dental implants were placed in the posterior mandibles of 24 partially edentulous patients. Seventeen of these implants replaced premolar teeth, while 31 replaced molars. Only 7-mm and 9-mm implants were used, and the majority of prosthetic restorations (83%) were single crowns. After a mean functional time of 32.6 months (range, 8.2 to(More)
Secreted phosphoprotein I (SPPI) is a prominent structural protein in mineralized connective tissues. Rat bone cells in culture produce several forms of SPPI that differ in post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation and sulphation. To determine the significance of protein sulphation in bone formation, the synthesis of SPPI was studied in vitro(More)
This article describes the use of short, porous-surfaced root-form dental implants and an indirect, simultaneous, osteotome-mediated sinus elevation procedure to restore the posterior maxilla when as little as 3 mm of bone remain below the sinus floor. Results with 16 patients who are part of an ongoing prospective clinical trial using the Endopore implant(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous investigators have used osseointegrated dental implants as retention for mandibular overdentures, but few have reported 10-year outcomes or incorporated carefully standardized radiographs to document crestal bone loss. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to use a prospective clinical trial design to assess the performance of short(More)
Osteopontin (OPN) is a prominent bone matrix protein that is synthesized by osteoblastic cells. To elucidate the function of OPN in bone we studied the regulated expression of the rat OPN protein during bone formation in vivo and in vitro. OPN mRNA is expressed by preosteoblastic cells early in bone formation, but the highest expression is observed in(More)
Purpose. The immunological mechanisms of peri-implant crestal bone loss have, hitherto, not been elucidated. We hypothesized that bacterial products from the microgap cause upregulation of cytokines in otherwise healthy peri-implant cells, which results in osteoclast formation and, ultimately, in bone resorption. Materials and Methods. We used RT-PCR and(More)
PURPOSE Implant length, implant surface area, and crown-to-root (c/r) ratio and their relationship to crestal bone levels were analyzed in 2 groups of partially edentulous patients treated with sintered porous-surfaced dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred ninety-nine implants were used to restore 74 partially edentulous patients with fixed(More)
This is the first report of a group of 50 partially edentulous patients who received a total of 151 Endopore dental implants in the maxilla. A mean implant length of 8.7 mm was used, and 76.8% of implants were placed in the posterior maxilla. At re-entry, all implants appeared to be osseointegrated and were used to support fixed prostheses. Approximately(More)