[Effects of mastication and submandibular gland ectomy on the growth ability of isoproterenol-stimulated parotid gland and other tissues in male mice].

@article{Kikuchi1989EffectsOM,
  title={[Effects of mastication and submandibular gland ectomy on the growth ability of isoproterenol-stimulated parotid gland and other tissues in male mice].},
  author={Kaneo Kikuchi and Masaharu Miki and Shinji Miyamoto and Keiko Arita and Masanari Nishino},
  journal={Shoni shikagaku zasshi. The Japanese journal of pedodontics},
  year={1989},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={945-51}
}
In a previous article we reported that mastication played an important role in the development of submandibular glands in male mice. Submandibular glands contain epidermal growth factor (EGF) which stimulates the proliferation of various cells in developing animals. In this study, the effects of the hypotrophy of submandibular glands caused by reduction of mastication and the removal of the glands on the growth ability of isoproterenol (IPR)-stimulated parotid glands and other tissues were… CONTINUE READING