Expression of enamelysin in mouse tooth

Mmp20; matrix metalloproteinase 20

Species: mouse
Tooth: molar and incisor
Method: in situ hybridization (radioactive), probe:


Late bell (differentiation) stage
No expression: outer enamel epithelium, stratum intermedia, stellate reticulum, preameloblasts, dental papilla, dental sac, preodontoblasts

Expression is first detected coincident with the initiation of predentin formation..

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


Source references:
Bgue-Kirn,C., Krebsbach,P.H., Bartlett,J.D., and, Butler,W.T. (1998) European Journal of Oral Sciences 106:963-970
Hu,J.C.C., Sun,X.L., Zhang,C.H., Liu,S.X., Bartlett,J.D., and, Simmer,J.P. (2002) European Journal of Oral Sciences 110(4):307-315


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Data last edited 03.02.2003 by M.P., page last created 10.12.2004 by P.N.