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Dental Enamel

Derek J. Chadwick (Editor), Gail Cardew (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-51532-7 April 2008 284 Pages


The molecular mechanisms and protein species associated with the mineralization of mature dental enamel are active areas of research. This book focuses on specific areas of research including the structural chemistry, protein biochemistry and genetics of enamel development.
Partial table of contents:

Tooth Morphogenesis and the Differentiation of Ameloblasts (I. Thesleff, T. Åberg).

Microstructure of Enamel (A. Boyde).

Structure, Crystal Chemistry and Density of Enamel Apatites (J. Elliott).

Inherited Enamel Defects (B. Bäckman).

Molecular Biology of Hereditary Enamel Defects (M. Aldred P. Crawford).

Determinants and Mechanisms of Enamel Fluorosis (G. Whitford).


"This book must represent an essential read, not only for both those teaching the subject to undergraduates, but also those with an active research interest in the area." (Biochemical Education, Vol. 26, 1998)