Bronckers,A.L., Gay,S., DiMuzio,M.T., and, Butler,W.T.
Immunolocalization of gamma-carboxyglutamic acid-containing proteins in developing molar tooth germs of the rat.
Collagen & Related Research 5(1):17-22 (1985).
The localization of dentin gamma-carboxyglutamic acid containing proteins (DGP's) was examined in rat molar tooth germs at various stages of development by immunostaining with the peroxidase- antiperoxidase method. Odontoblasts and their processes stained positive, whereas all other cells were negative. No staining was found in predentin. Dentin stained only after a mild demineralization. The results support the concept that DGP's are deposited by odontoblasts directly into the mineralizing dentin.
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