Expression of connexin43 in rat tooth

Gja1; gap junction membrane channel protein alpha 1; CX43

Species: rat
Tooth: lower incisor
Method: in situ hybridization (radioactive), probe: 20b


Secretory stage
Expression: ameloblasts, odontoblasts
No expression: outer enamel epithelium, stratum intermedia, stellate reticulum, dental sac

Signal intensity was highest in the predentin synthesizing odontotoblasts..


Source references:
Murakami,S., Muramatsu,T., and, Shimono,M. (2001) Anatomy & Embryology 203(5):367-374


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Data last edited 29.03.2004 by M.K., page last created 10.12.2004 by P.N.