Effect of soluble zinc on differentiation of osteoprogenitor cells.

Amorphous calcium phosphates (ACPs) are attractive fillers for osseous defects and are stabilized through the incorporation of transition metals such as zirconium and zinc. As ACP converts in solution to hydroxyapatite (HAP) in a manner marked by a transient release of calcium and phosphate ions, it is capable of stimulating osteoblastic differentiation… CONTINUE READING