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Volume distribution and concentration of protein, mineral and water in developing bovine enamel.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3178535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The percentage volume of enamel occupied by mineral, matrix protein and water was determined at each of four stages. Protein decreased throughout development from 20 to 30 per cent to a minimum of 2-3 per cent in mature tissue. Mineral content remained fairly consistent during secretion (15-20%) rising to 70-80 per cent in mature enamel. Water content rose from varying levels to 60-70 per cent at the secretion/maturation boundary decreasing to about 20 per cent in mature enamel. The loss of protein and subsequent delay in the onset of mineral increment resulted in tissue porosity. The duration of this hydrated, porous stage may determine susceptibility of the tissue to, for example, fluoride ion.
C Robinson; J Kirkham; A S Hallsworth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of oral biology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0003-9969     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Oral Biol.     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-10     Completed Date:  1988-11-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0116711     Medline TA:  Arch Oral Biol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-62     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, University of Leeds, England, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Enamel / analysis*,  growth & development
Embryonic and Fetal Development*
Minerals / analysis
Proteins / analysis
Water / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Minerals; 0/Proteins; 7732-18-5/Water

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