TGF-beta latency-associated peptides (LAPs) in human dentin matrix and pulp.

Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta s in dentin matrix provide a pool of bioactive molecules, but association with latency-associated peptides (LAPs) may influence their activity. We investigated TGF-beta 1, -beta 2, and -beta 3 LAP expression in sound and carious human teeth. Teeth were fixed and processed immediately following extraction prior to… (More)