Effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 and Ling Zhi-8 on osteogenesis: a comparative study using a rabbit sinus model.


PURPOSE This study evaluated the osteogenetic capability of Ling Zhi-8 (LZ-8; a protein purified from traditional Chinese medicine [lingzhi]) compared with recombinant human bone morphogenic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in a standardized bony defect using a rabbit sinus model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve male New Zealand white rabbits (18 to 24 weeks old, 3.3 to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2014.02.037


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