Birefringence of the secretory-stage enamel organic extracellular matrix from rats submitted to successive injections of bisphosphonates.

@article{Santo2010BirefringenceOT,
  title={Birefringence of the secretory-stage enamel organic extracellular matrix from rats submitted to successive injections of bisphosphonates.},
  author={Alexandre Ribeiro do Esp{\'i}rito Santo and Marcos R S Frozoni and Fl{\'a}via Maria de Moraes Ramos-Perez and Pedro Duarte Novaes and Sergio Roberto Peres Line},
  journal={Connective tissue research},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={208-15}
}
The aim of the present study was to assess birefringence of the secretory-stage enamel organic extracellular matrix (ECM) and mechanical properties of mature enamel from rats treated with bisphosphonates. Longitudinal sections were obtained from upper incisors of rats that had been submitted to injections of bisodic etidronate (8 mg/Kg/day), sodium alendronate (30 microg/Kg/day), or sodium chloride as control (8 mg/Kg/day) for 42 days. Sections were immersed in 80% glycerin for 30 min and… CONTINUE READING