4 265

Cited 12 times in

Alteration of BMP-4 and Runx2 expression patterns in mouse temporomandibular joint after ovariectomy

 H-J Min  ;  M-J Lee  ;  H-S Jung  ;  H-J Kim  ;  S-I Lee  ;  H-D Park  ;  S-W Cho  ;  J-Y Kim 
 ORAL DISEASES, Vol.13(2) : 220-227, 2007 
Journal Title
Issue Date
OBJECTIVE: Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) includes a number of clinical conditions involving the masticatory musculature or the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and associated structures. Previous studies have shown the presence of high-affinity estrogen receptors in the TMJ articular cartilage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the developmental changes in mouse TMJ under estrogen deficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four-month-old ovariectomized mice were killed after certain weeks. We examined the significant alterations of the expression patterns of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-4, Runx2, and bone sialoprotein (BSP) after ovariectomy. Results: In the control group, BMP-4, Runx2, and BSP expressions showed no definite difference at any stage. In the ovariectomy group, the intensity of BMP-4 and Runx2 expression increased after ovariectomy. BSP immunoreactivity, however, increased slightly at 2 weeks but then decreased gradually. CONCLUSIONS: Estrogen plays important roles in the metabolism and maintenance of TMJ via regulations of signaling molecules such as BMP-4, Runx2, and BSP. Our results suggest that estrogen deficiency is a candidate cause of TMD. This study revealed further osteogenetic properties of estrogen that may be useful in the clinical treatment and prevention of TMD.
Full Text
Appears in Collections:
2. College of Dentistry (치과대학) > Dept. of Oral Biology (구강생물학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Hee Jin(김희진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1139-6261
Park, Hyun Do(박현도)
Lee, Min Jung(이민정)
Lee, Syng Ill(이승일)
Jung, Han Sung(정한성) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2795-531X
Cho, Sung Won(조성원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7505-9769
사서에게 알리기


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.