Chapter 17. The Teeth

  1. Patrizia Ferretti2,
  2. Andrew Copp2,
  3. Cheryll Tickle3 and
  4. Gudrun Moore4
  1. Irma Thesleff

Published Online: 25 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470090121.ch17

Embryos, Genes and Birth Defects, Second Edition

Embryos, Genes and Birth Defects, Second Edition

How to Cite

Thesleff, I. (2008) The Teeth, in Embryos, Genes and Birth Defects, Second Edition (eds P. Ferretti, A. Copp, C. Tickle and G. Moore), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470090121.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Neural Development Unit/Developmental Biology Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK

  2. 3

    Division of Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Life Sciences, MSI/WTB Complex, University of Dundee, Dow Street, Dundee, UK

  3. 4

    Clinical and Molecular Genetics, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 21 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470090107

Online ISBN: 9780470090121

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Keywords:

  • teeth;
  • odontoblast cell bodies - confluent layers between dentine and dental pulp cells;
  • enamel matrix and unique enamel proteins;
  • hypodontia in different forms;
  • oligodontia and hypodontia;
  • dentine and enamel defects - variations in colour and enamel structure;
  • dentine sialophosphoprotein (DSPP);
  • gene function redundancy problems;
  • microarray analysis - identifying genes associated with cellular functions;
  • mesenchymal stem cells - regenerating dentine tissues upon transplantation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Developmental anatomy

  • Main classes of defects

  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms affecting development

  • How cellular and molecular developmental mechanisms assist in elucidating the causes of abnormal development

  • Agenda for the future

  • References