Patterned distribution of differentiating dental cells: facts and hypotheses

J Biol Buccale. 1990 Jun;18(2):91-8.


Differentiation of odontoblasts and ameloblasts occurs according to a tooth specific timing and spatial pattern. Both specific epigenesis and specific cell kinetics are involved. An integrated, simplified, working hypothesis explaining pattern formation is summarized.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ameloblasts / cytology
  • Ameloblasts / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Cell Cycle
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Humans
  • Odontoblasts / cytology
  • Odontoblasts / physiology*
  • Odontogenesis / physiology*