T-helper 17 cells mediate the osteo/odontoclastogenesis induced by excessive orthodontic forces.

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate how T-helper 17 cells (Th17 cells), interleukin (IL)-17, and interleukin-6 contribute to root resorption during orthodontic tooth movement. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen male 6-week-old Wistar rats were subjected to orthodontic force of 10 or 50 g to induce a mesially tipping movement of the upper first… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-0825.2011.01886.x

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