Tomáš Boráň

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Rodent incisors grow throughout adult life, but are prevented from becoming excessively long by constant abrasion, which is facilitated by the absence of enamel on one side of the incisor. Here we report that loss-of-function of sprouty genes, which encode antagonists of receptor tyrosine kinase signaling, leads to bilateral enamel deposition, thus impeding(More)
In wild-type (WT) mice, epithelial apoptosis is involved in reducing the embryonic tooth number and the mesial delimitation of the first molar. We investigated whether apoptosis could also be involved in the reduction of tooth number and the determination of anomalous tooth boundaries in tabby (Ta)/EDA mice. Using serial histological sections and(More)
For teeth as for any organ, knowledge of normal development is essential for the proper interpretation of developmental anomalies in mutant mice. It is generally accepted that tooth formation is initiated with a single signaling center that, in the incisor region, is exclusively related to the development of the functional adult incisor. Here, using a(More)
The mouse incisor has two unusual features: it grows continuously and it is covered by enamel exclusively on the labial side. The continuous growth is driven in part by epithelial stem cells in the cervical loop region that can both self-renew and give rise to ameloblasts. We have previously reported that ectopic enamel is found on the lingual side of the(More)
This article focuses on the emerging role of lasers in endodontic therapy, a discipline where lasers could significantly change the way we practice. The use of the CO2 laser in caries prevention therapy and laser etching is also discussed to illustrate how the same laser can be used for other important procedures in dental practice by simply varying the(More)
The research and development of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) has been active in Europe and worldwide during recent years. Yet, the number of licensed products remains low. The main expected legal change in the near future in the European Union (EU) concerns the regulation on clinical trials (536/2014), which will come into force in 2018. With(More)
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