Collagen analysis in human tooth germ papillae.

  title={Collagen analysis in human tooth germ papillae.},
  author={Ivete Jorge Abrah{\~a}o and Manoela Domingues Martins and Em{\'i}lio Katayama and Jo{\~a}o Humberto Antoniazzi and Angelo Segmentilli and M{\'a}rcia Martins Marques},
  journal={Brazilian dental journal},
  volume={17 3},
The extracellular matrix (ECM) performs a very important role in growth regulation and tissue differentiation and organization. In view of this, the purpose of this study was to analyze the collagen, the major organic component of dental pulp ECM, in papillae of human tooth germs in different developmental phases. The maxillas and mandibles of 9 human fetuses ranging from 10 to 22 weeks of intrauterine life were removed and 16 tooth germs (1 in the cap stage, 8 in the early bell stage and 7 in… CONTINUE READING