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AIM To evaluate the dentoskeletal effects produced by Fränkel-2 (FR-2) appliance during the treatment of patients with Class II malocclusion by mandibular retrusion and to verify the long-term stability of these changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pre-treatment, post-treatment and long-term serial cephalograms (at least 10 years after the end of treatment)(More)
Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) can be found within the "cell rich zone" of dental pulp. Their embryonic origin, from neural crests, explains their multipotency. Up to now, two groups have studied these cells extensively, albeit with different results. One group claims that these cells produce a "dentin-like tissue", whereas the other research group has(More)
Among the group of lactic acid bacteria, Streptococcus thermophilus has found a wide application in industrial processes used for the manufacture of dairy products. Taking advantage of different proteome extraction and subfractionation protocols, bacterial cytosolic and membrane proteins were isolated and resolved by independent gel-free and gel-based(More)
PURPOSE To investigate and compare the influence of surgical difficulty on postoperative pain after treatment of impacted mandibular third molars by rotatory osteotomy or Piezoelectric surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective, randomized, split-mouth study was performed of 52 patients with bilateral and symmetrically oriented impacted mandibular third(More)
The iron-superoxide dismutase in the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus has a homodimeric structure with a metal content of 0.7 atom of iron per subunit. The enzyme is insensitive to cyanide inhibition, sensitive to inactivation by H2O2 and is the most heat resistant SOD known so far being its half-life 2 h at 100 degrees C. Its primary(More)
To harvest bone for autologous grafting is a daily problem encountered by craniofacial and oral surgeons. Stem cells derived from human dental pulp are able to differentiate in osteoblasts and are a potential source of autologous bone produced in vitro. The authors describe their preliminary results in this new field with its potential application in(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to examine the behaviour of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSC) to fluoride-modified grit-blasted (F-TiO) titanium surfaces compared with grit-blasted ones (TiO). MATERIAL AND METHODS Implant surfaces were analysed by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).(More)
Polymorphous hemangioendothelioma (PH) is an uncommon vascular neoplasm of borderline malignant potential characterized by a considerable variability in patterns of cellular growth. Morphologically, PH may be confused with other lesions, from benign vasoformative neoplasms and reactive inflammatory conditions to malignancies such as angiosarcoma or squamous(More)
Proteomic technologies are powerful tools to study the physiological response of bacteria to various environmental stress conditions. Complex protein toolkits coordinated by regulatory networks have evolved to accommodate bacterial survival under several stressing conditions, such as varying temperature or pH, and changes in nutrient availability. This(More)
Bone grafting of the alveolus has become an essential part of the contemporary surgical management of oral clefts. The benefits of this procedure are the stabilization of the maxillary arch, elimination of oronasal fistulae, the reconstruction of the soft tissue nasal base support, creation of bony support for subsequent tooth eruption or, when they are not(More)