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Assessment of damping capacity as an index of root proximity in self-drilling orthodontic mini-implants
ObjectivesThis study aims to investigate orthodontic mini-implant root proximity, placement torque, and damping capacity and to determine whether placement torque and damping capacity (PeriotestExpand
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Functional role of TGF-β receptors during palatal fusion in vitro.
OBJECTIVE Reported expression patterns for TGF-β receptors (TβR-I, -II, and -III) during palatogenesis suggest that they play essential roles in the mechanisms leading to palatal fusion. The purposeExpand
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Tension Force Downregulates Matrix Metalloproteinase Expression and Upregulates the Expression of Their Inhibitors through MAPK Signaling Pathways in MC3T3-E1 cells
Objective: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), produced by osteoblasts, catalyze the turnover of extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules in osteoid, and the regulation of MMP activity depends onExpand
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High-magnitude mechanical strain inhibits the differentiation of bone-forming rat calvarial progenitor cells
Abstract Purpose: Orthodontic tooth movement occurs during the bone remodeling induced by therapeutic mechanical strain. It is important to investigate the relation between the strength of mechanicalExpand
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Longitudinal quantitative evaluation of the mid-palatal suture after rapid expansion using in vivo micro-CT.
New bone formation is known to occur between the opened palatal bones after rapid mid-palatal expansion (RME), although the time-dependent changes in the mid-palatal suture after RME have not beenExpand
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