Study of epithelial-connective tissue interaction in collagen transplantation
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Studies related to tissue interactions, especially between epithelium and connective tissue, have been the topic of many investigations reported in the medical literature. Recently this type of research has been introduced in dentistry. A major area has been tooth organogenesis; however, there are also studies on the interactions that occur normally in the oral mucosas. From reviewing the literature it has been suggested that connective tissue is the reservoir of the "factor" that determines the epithelial specificity during fetal life and governs its maintenance throughout life. The purpose of this study was to determine whether connective tissue grafts taken from a keratinized area would carry with it the specificity for the epithelium when transplanted beneath other epithelium and connective tissue of a nonkeratinized zone. The results suggested that the connective tissue did not have any effect on the recipient zone, neither from the clinical nor histological point of view.
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