Localization of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs-2, 8, 9 and 20) in normal and carious dentine.


BACKGROUND Dentine matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) may participate in the destruction of dentine following demineralization by bacterial acids. This study investigated the localization of MMPs in carious dentine. METHODS Frozen sections of dentine caries were prepared without demineralization and immersed in monoclonal antibody against MMP-2, -8, -9 and… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2009.01161.x


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