Patterns of phenotypic expression of human junctional, gingival and reduced enamel epithelia in vivo and in vitro.

@article{Gao1992PatternsOP,
  title={Patterns of phenotypic expression of human junctional, gingival and reduced enamel epithelia in vivo and in vitro.},
  author={Zenglin Gao and Ian Campbell Mackenzie},
  journal={Epithelial cell biology},
  year={1992},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={156-67}
}
Epithelia differ regionally in their patterns of phenotypic expression. The junctional epithelium (JE) that attaches the oral mucosa to the teeth is a unique tissue that shows a pattern of differentiation unlike other oral epithelia and forms basal lamina against the non-vital tooth surface. The mechanisms that establish this unusual phenotype and the developmental origin of this epithelium are both uncertain. The formation of JE by downgrowth of the oral gingival epithelium (OGE) during tooth… CONTINUE READING

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