Cortisone-induced cleft palate in A/J mice: failure of palatal shelf contact.


Although cortisone treatment for induction of cleft palate in mice has been shown to delay the time of palatal shelf elevation, the effects of delayed elevation of shelf contact have not been critically evaluated in a cortisone-sensitive mouse strain. The objective of this study was to evaluated palatal development in cortisone-treated A/J mice in order to… (More)