Oxytalan connective tissue fibers: a review.


Oxytalan connective tissue fibers are a separate and distinct fiber type. Although current histochemical methods cannot distinguish pre-elastic from oxytalan fibers, the two fiber types are readily distinguished by electron microscopy. Oxytalan fibers are found in periodontal membranes of all teeth of man, monkeys, rats, guinea pigs and mice. Increased… (More)


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