Berkovitz,B.K., and, Maden,M.
The distribution of cellular retinoic acid-binding protein I (CRABPI) and cellular retinol- binding protein I (CRBPI) during molar tooth development and eruption in the rat.
Connective Tissue Research 32(1-4):191-199 (1995).
The distribution of cellular retinoic acid-binding protein (CRABPI) and cellular retinol binding protein (CRBPI) was studied in a series of prenatal and early postnatal rats, covering the main stages of development and eruption of the molar teeth. CRABPI positive cells were found in the mesenchymal cells of the dental follicle from the cap stage and in the dental papilla from the early bell stage. In the dental papilla, CRABPI positive cells were situated adjacent to the enamel organ in the cervical loop region and in the subodontoblastic region. Newly formed odontoblasts were CRABPI positive for a short period of time. The enamel organ was CRBPI and CRABPI negative, except for the presence of CRABPI positive cells in the internal enamel epithelium over the tip of cusps and in parts of the stratum intermedium. During root formation, CRABPI positive cells were found in the developing periodontal ligament, in the dental papilla adjacent to the epithelial root sheath and in the subodontoblastic zone. During crown formation, CRBPI positive cells were mainly localized to the mesenchymal cells of the dental papilla during the cap stage of crown development. The periosteum of the developing mandible contained CRABPI positive cells while some osteoclasts appeared to show a weak but positive reaction to CRBPI. The findings were considered in terms of the possible significance of retinoid- binding proteins during tooth and bone development.
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