Evidence for Bicarbonate Secretion by Ameloblasts in a Novel Cellular Model.

Abstract

Formation and growth of hydroxyapatite crystals during amelogenesis generate a large number of protons that must be neutralized, presumably by HCO3 (-)ions transported from ameloblasts into the developing enamel matrix. Ameloblasts express a number of transporters and channels known to be involved in HCO3 (-)transport in other epithelia. However, to date… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0022034515625939

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