Expression of tuftelin in mouse tooth

Species: mouse
Tooth: lower molar
Method: immunochemistry, antibody: polyclonal

Bell stage
Expression: inner enamel epithelium, dental papilla

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

Distribution changed from the odontoblast cell layer to the dentine-enamel junction during tooth mineralization...

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

Tuftelin mRNA was detected by RT-PCR since mouse embryonic day 13 (bud stage).

Source references:
Diekwisch,T.G., Ware,J., Fincham,A.G., and, Zeichner-David,M. (1997) Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry 45(6):859-866
Zeichner-David,M., Vo,H., Tan,H., Diekwisch,T., Berman,B., Thiemann,F., Alcocer,M.D., Hsu,P., Wang,T., Eyna,J., Caton,J., Slavkin,H.C., MacDougall, and, M. (1997) International Journal of Developmental Biology 41(1):27-38

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