Influence of retinoic acid on the expression of cytokeratins, vimentin and ICAM-1 in human gingival epithelia in vitro.

@article{Gao1996InfluenceOR,
  title={Influence of retinoic acid on the expression of cytokeratins, vimentin and ICAM-1 in human gingival epithelia in vitro.},
  author={Zenglin Gao and Ian Campbell Mackenzie},
  journal={Journal of periodontal research},
  year={1996},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={81-9}
}
Phenotypic differences exist in vivo between junctional (JE) and oral gingival (OGE) epithelia and an in vitro system has been developed that maintains phenotypic differences. This system, which permits in vitro studies of factors that may influence the epithelial phenotype, was used to investigate the effects of retinoic acid (RA) on epithelial expression of various markers known to distinguish JE from OGE. Primary cultures of JE and OGE were initiated from defined gingival regions and were… CONTINUE READING