Heterogeneous distribution of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in lingual epithelium.


Lingual epithelium undergoes oxidative stress and apoptosis with consequent renewal of superficial keratinized cells by proliferation and differentation of the stem cells of the basal germinative layer. In 3 distinct areas of lingual epithelium of rat and rabbit, the anterior third, central third and posterior third, we determined the activity of hexose… (More)