Estimating mineral changes in enamel formation by ashing/BSE and microCT.

  title={Estimating mineral changes in enamel formation by ashing/BSE and microCT.},
  author={James E. Schmitz and John D Teepe and Yuanyuan Hu and C. I. Edvard Smith and Roberto Jos{\'e} Fajardo and Y-H P Chun},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={93 3},
Enamel formation produces the most highly mineralized tissue in the human body. The growth of enamel crystallites is assisted by enamel proteins and proteinases. As enamel formation progresses from secretory to maturation stages, the composition of the matrix with its mineral and non-mineral components dynamically changes in an inverse fashion. We hypothesized that appropriately calibrated micro-computed tomography (µCT) technology is suitable to estimate the mineral content (weight and/or… CONTINUE READING
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