Estrogen and progesterone receptors in temporomandibular joint discs of symptomatic and asymptomatic persons: a preliminary study.

@article{Abubaker1993EstrogenAP,
  title={Estrogen and progesterone receptors in temporomandibular joint discs of symptomatic and asymptomatic persons: a preliminary study.},
  author={Abdulmalik Abubaker and W F Raslan and George C Sotereanos},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={1993},
  volume={51 10},
  pages={1096-100}
}
Numerous studies have shown the presence of estrogen receptors and a mediated effect of estrogen through these receptors in the articular cartilage of various species, including humans. Because temporomandibular joint (TMJ) symptoms are more prevalent among women, this study was performed to investigate the presence of estrogen and progesterone receptors in the human TMJ. Seven TMJ disc specimens obtained from women with TMJ symptoms with documented internal derangement were analyzed for the… CONTINUE READING

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