Immunohistochemical localization of amelogenins in enameloid of lower vertebrate teeth

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Science  21 Mar 1980:
Vol. 207, Issue 4437, pp. 1357-1358
DOI: 10.1126/science.6986656


The indirect method of immunofluorescence was used to demonstrate the presence of amelogenins in the enameloid of teeth and dermal denticles of Chondrichthyes; in the enameloid of Teleostei and Amphibia; and in the enamel of Reptilia. Nonmammalian amelogenins are formed in the ectodermal cells of tooth organs and chemically are so similar to mammalian amelogenins that they interact with antiserum prepared from bovine enamel matrix.