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Developmental patterns of Ki-67, bcl-2 and caspase-3 proteins expression in the human upper jaw.
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PMID:  20598358     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The distribution of the Ki-67, bcl-2 and caspase-3 proteins was immunohistochemically analyzed in the developing human upper jaw (5th-10th gestational weeks). During this period, proliferative activity gradually decreased from higher levels at the earliest stages (50-52%) to lower levels, both in the jaw ectomesenchyme and in the epithelium. The highest expression of bcl-2 protein was found in the epithelium and ectomesenchyme of areas displaying lower rates of cell proliferation. High levels of caspase-3 protein were detected during the earliest stages of jaw development, indicating an important role for apoptosis in morphogenesis of early derivatives of the maxillary prominences. The number of Ki-67, bcl-2 and caspase-3 positive cells changed in a temporally and spatially restricted manner, coincidently with upper jaw differentiation. While apoptosis might control cell number, bcl-2 could act in suppression of apoptosis and enhancement of cell differentiation. A fine balance between cell proliferation (Ki-67), death (caspase-3) and cell survival (bcl-2) characterized early human upper jaw development. A rise in the number of apoptotic cells always temporally coincided with the decrease in number of surviving bcl-2 positive cells within the palatal region. Therefore, the upper jaw development seems to be controlled by the precisely defined expression of genes for proliferation, apoptosis and cell survival.
Josip Novakovic; Snjezana Mardesic-Brakus; Katarina Vukojevic; Mirna Saraga-Babic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta histochemica     Volume:  113     ISSN:  1618-0372     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Histochem.     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370320     Medline TA:  Acta Histochem     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, School of Medicine, University of Mostar, Bijeli brijeg bb, 88000 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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