The mouse palate and its cellular responses to midpalatal suture expansion forces.


OBJECTIVES To investigate the anatomy of the mouse palate, the midpalatal suture, and the cellular characteristics in the sutures before and immediately after midpalatal suture expansion. MATERIALS AND METHODS Wild-type C57BL/6 male mice, aged between 6 weeks and 12 months, were chosen for all the experiments. The complete palate of the non-operated group… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-6343.2012.01547.x