Relaxin affects the dentofacial sutural tissues.

  title={Relaxin affects the dentofacial sutural tissues.},
  author={Jonathan L. Nicozisis and Hyun-Duck Nah-Cederquist and Orhan C. Tuncay},
  journal={Clinical orthodontics and research},
  volume={3 4},
This is a report of an exploratory study of how the hormone relaxin might modulate the remodeling of connective tissue within the craniofacial sutures and periodontal tissues. Relaxin is a hormone that was discovered to be produced by the pregnant female. It is responsible for the relaxing of the pubic symphysis; the birth canal is widened for parturition. It has also been shown to have effects on other areas of the body, including ligaments and regions containing collagen and fibroblastic… CONTINUE READING


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