Expression and roles of syndecan-4 in dental epithelial cell differentiation.

Abstract

Syndecan-4 (SDC4), a transmembrane heparan sulfate proteoglycan, acts as a signal transducer. It affects the growth and differentiation of a number of tissues and organs. However, the specific mechanisms through which SDC4 regulates the differentiation of dental epithelial cells (amelogenesis) and tooth development remains largely unknown. In the present… (More)
DOI: 10.3892/ijmm.2014.1910

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