Role of Hertwig's epithelial root sheath cells in tooth root development.

@article{ZeichnerDavid2003RoleOH,
  title={Role of Hertwig's epithelial root sheath cells in tooth root development.},
  author={Margarita Zeichner-David and Keiji Oishi and Zhengyan Su and Vassili Zakartchenko and Li-Sha Chen and Higinio Arzate and Pablo O Bringas},
  journal={Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists},
  year={2003},
  volume={228 4},
  pages={651-63}
}
During tooth development, after the completion of crown formation, the apical mesenchyme forms the developing periodontium while the inner and outer enamel epithelia fuse below the level of the crown cervical margin to produce a bilayered epithelial sheath termed Hertwig's epithelial root sheath (HERS). The role of HERS cells in root formation is widely accepted; however, the precise function of these cells remains controversial. Functions suggested have ranged from structural (subdivide the… CONTINUE READING
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