Electron microscopic and histochemical studies of the mononuclear odontoclast of the human.

@article{Domon1994ElectronMA,
  title={Electron microscopic and histochemical studies of the mononuclear odontoclast of the human.},
  author={Takanori Domon and Kiminobu Sugaya and Yasutaka Yawaka and Maskazu Osanai and Yoshinori Hanaizumi and Shigeru Takahashi and Minoru Wakita},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={1994},
  volume={240 1},
  pages={42-51}
}
BACKGROUND Osteoclasts and odontoclasts are multinucleated giant cells which resorb hard tissue by the ruffled borders. Recently, the authors reported the presence of a mononuclear osteoclast with a ruffled border in vitro. However, its presence in vivo has not been shown. To demonstrate the presence of a mononuclear odontoclast in humans, the present study used human deciduous teeth. METHODS After fixation and decalcification, tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRACPase) activity was… CONTINUE READING