Navigation Links
Protein-coated dental implants could improve bone regeneration

to the mineral component of bone, may actually interfere with regeneration," Dr. Wikesjö says. "They may not resorb quickly enough and may block the space for new tissue to grow into."

The experiments helped researchers narrow down possible treatments to the use of proteins that directed stem cells to become bone-forming cells. Those proteins ?called bone morpheonetic proteins ?have already shown promise as a regeneration therapy for craniofacial reconstruction.

"None of us had any idea at the time how or if those proteins could be useful in treating tooth loss," Dr. Wikesjö says.

To find out, researchers placed the proteins around teeth and implants in animal models.

Around teeth, the bone-forming cells grew into existing bone and eventually morphed into bone themselves. However, the root of the tooth was destroyed by the replacement bone. That process impeded regeneration of other essential tissues around the tooth.

Applying the protein to implants proved more beneficial.

"There was almost complete regeneration," he says. "The generated bone bonded with the implant's surface and, eventually, existing bone in the gums. That allowed for the regeneration of gum tissues."

The next step is clinical trials of an implant coated with the proteins, which Dr. Wikesjö hopes to start this summer.

"There are still things we need to learn. In some cases, the protein may rapidly release from the implant, and other times, there appears to be a more gradual release," Dr. Wikesjö says. "We need to find out what factors cause that. In the end, we may not need to use much protein to make the implant effective. Those are things we're looking at now."


'"/>

Source:Medical College of Georgia


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Oldest cranial, dental and postcranial fossils of early modern European humans confirmed
2. Give thanks for the cranberry, say dental researchers
3. Scientists re-grow dental enamel from cultured cells
4. Bacteria from patients dental plaque causes ventilator-associated pneumonia
5. Using dental X-rays to detect osteoporosis
6. Engineers improve plastics potential for use in implants by linking it to biological material
7. Innovative coating could give medical implants a longer life
8. Sooner is better with cochlear implants, Stanford scientist shows
9. Breast implants not associated with cancer risk, study reports
10. With cochlear implants, earlier use leads to better speech
11. Nanotechnology being used to improve biocompatibility of human prosthetics and implants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Protein coated dental implants could improve bone regeneration

(Date:12/10/2014)...  Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor ... from its licensees for highly accurate, clinically validated biometric ... coming from fitness and health sectors, but first responders/military ... is only as useful as the biometric data it ... in long-term mass consumer adoption of wearable products," said ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... , December 9, 2014 ... ITN,s BCARD Platform   ... enterprise meeting scheduling solutions for business-to-business (B2B) events, ... world leader in mobile near-field communication (NFC), Bluetooth ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/691055) , Jifflenow ...
(Date:12/3/2014)... Dec. 2, 2014   Marvin Test Solutions ... test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations, ... its successful TS-900 PXI semiconductor test platform ... of high-end systems to customers at a fraction ... to traditional ATE. "Our semiconductor ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wearable Technology Products Demand Highly Accurate Biometric Technology 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 3Marvin Test Solutions Brings New Capabilities to PXI-Based Semiconductor Test with TS-960 2Marvin Test Solutions Brings New Capabilities to PXI-Based Semiconductor Test with TS-960 3
... completing the sequencing of the chimpanzee genome last year, geneticists ... of our closest evolutionary relative, looking for the differences that ... found the human DNA sequence with the most dramatically increased ... DNA is still unknown, but it appears to be directly ...
... has become a worldwide health problem, affecting millions ... Researchers are experimenting with combinations of anti-inflammatory medicines ... research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® 2006 ... progress to improve symptoms of the disease. ...
... the University of Colorado-Denver and Health Sciences Center and ... how cells respond to DNA damage and other acute ... which could lead to new diagnostic markers and cancer ... reports in the May 21 advanced online version of ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers identify human DNA on the fast track 2Researchers identify human DNA on the fast track 3Novel therapy combinations gain ground in treating hepatitis 2Novel therapy combinations gain ground in treating hepatitis 3Novel therapy combinations gain ground in treating hepatitis 4Novel therapy combinations gain ground in treating hepatitis 5Novel therapy combinations gain ground in treating hepatitis 6Researchers uncover new mechanism of tumor suppressor 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... OR and Hershey, PA (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... Pink: BJCT), a leading developer and manufacturer of ... entered into an agreement with Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. ... Biojector®-2000 needle-free injection device with its LAMP™ vaccine ... an option for an exclusive Worldwide license to ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... December 19, 2014 BioPlus Specialty ... pharmacies, announces the promotion of Nick Maroulis, Pharm.D. to ... Pharmacy Services. , In this position, Dr. Maroulis ... also managing the directors of our multi-site pharmacies as ... since 1997 and during that time he has served ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 19, 2014  Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; ... Technologies, Inc. (Bina), a privately held company based ... USA. Bina provides a big data platform for ... (NGS) data. Bina,s proprietary on-market Genomic Management Solution, ... researchers to perform fast and scalable analyses to ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Decision Resources Group finds that ... a 12 percent compound annual growth rate through 2023. ... population and the increasing adoption of dental implants. Growing ... will also spur demand for dental biomaterials because they ... periodontal treatments. Other key findings from Decision ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Bioject and Immunomic Therapeutics Enter into an Agreement for License of Needle-Free Technology for LAMP-vax Vaccines 2Bioject and Immunomic Therapeutics Enter into an Agreement for License of Needle-Free Technology for LAMP-vax Vaccines 3BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Promotes Dr. Nick Maroulis to Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy Services 2Roche acquires Bina Technologies and enters the genomic informatics market 2Roche acquires Bina Technologies and enters the genomic informatics market 3Latin American Dental Biomaterial Market Will Expand at a 12 Percent Annual Growth Rate Through 2023 2Latin American Dental Biomaterial Market Will Expand at a 12 Percent Annual Growth Rate Through 2023 3
... - The 53 Wisconsin companies that won more ... Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards ... an upcoming banquet in Madison. , ,The awards banquet ... workshop. The workshop will focus on SBIR/STTR funding opportunities. ...
... Bend, Wis. - Serigraph Inc. will manufacture, ... tags through a licensing agreement with MIKOH Corp. ... tag if it is interfered with after its original positioning, ... from one item to another without affecting the function of ...
... is the biotech industry to the economy of a region? ... , ,Better yet, look at the numbers. , ,That's what ... Milken Institute , did for a landmark study released ... in Philadelphia. Philly leaders wanted to know where that city ...
Cached Biology Technology:Better collaboration urged to further Wisconsin biotech 2
All serum is collected from adult animals aged 6 months or older. Certified U.S. orgin. Pricing: $35/unit for 1 - 10 units...
adult...
DNA Purification...
Porcine Serum Available Anticoagulants: N-02: Citrate N-04: Heparin (Na) N-06: K2EDTA N-08: Potassium Oxalate N-10: EDTA (Na) N-03: Alsevers N-05: ACD N-07: CPD N-09: K3EDTA N-11...
Biology Products: