Alveolar bone loss and aging: a model for the study in mice.

@article{Rivaldo2005AlveolarBL,
  title={Alveolar bone loss and aging: a model for the study in mice.},
  author={Elken Gomes Rivaldo and Dalva Maria Pereira Padilha and Fernando Neves Hugo},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 11},
  pages={
          1966-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND Several animal studies have shown a positive correlation between aging and alveolar bone loss (ABL). The purpose of this study was to develop a model for the study of ABL in mice and aging. METHODS Mucoperiosteal flap surgery (MFS) was performed on the buccal aspect of the left side of the mandible (BL) in 72 CF(1) Mus domesticus mice and divided into three groups as follows: males, breeding (non-virgin) females, and virgin females. The MFS was performed in 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-month… CONTINUE READING
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