Expression of endothelial monocyte-activating polypeptide II in the rat dental follicle and its potential role in tooth eruption.

@article{Liu2008ExpressionOE,
  title={Expression of endothelial monocyte-activating polypeptide II in the rat dental follicle and its potential role in tooth eruption.},
  author={Dawen Liu and Gary E. Wise},
  journal={European journal of oral sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={116 4},
  pages={
          334-40
        }
}
Endothelial monocyte-activating polypeptide II (EMAP-II) is an inflammatory cytokine with chemotactic activity. Because the dental follicle (DF) recruits mononuclear cells (osteoclast precursors) to promote the osteoclastogenesis needed for tooth eruption, it was the aim of this study to determine if EMAP-II contributes to this recruitment. Using a DNA microarray, EMAP-II was found to be highly expressed in vivo in the DFs of day 1 to day 11 postnatal rats, with its expression elevated on days… CONTINUE READING