Sequential expression of matrix protein genes in developing rat teeth.

@article{Bleicher1999SequentialEO,
  title={Sequential expression of matrix protein genes in developing rat teeth.},
  author={Françoise Bleicher and Marie Lise Couble and Jean Christophe Farges and Pierre Couble and Henry Magloire},
  journal={Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={133-43}
}
Tooth organogenesis is dependent on reciprocal and sequential epithelial-mesenchymal interactions and is marked by the appearance of phenotypic matrix macromolecules in both dentin and enamel. The organic matrix of enamel is composed of amelogenins, ameloblastin/amelin, enamelins and tuftelin. Dentin is mainly composed of type I collagen, but its… CONTINUE READING