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Studies from Taipei Medical University Hospital in the Area of Extracellular Matrix Proteins Reported

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Proteins have been published. According to news reporting out of Taipei, Taiwan, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The aim of this study was to compare different bone grafting materials and their contribution to socket preservation. In six beagle dogs, bilateral mandibular second, third, and fourth premolars were hemisectioned and extracted."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Taipei Medical University Hospital, "The following four treatment modalities were randomly allocated: (1) empty control site, (2) collagen plug, (3) Bio Oss-collagen, (4) HA/beta-TCP-collagen. After 2 and 4 weeks, the animals were sacrificed, and decalcified sections were obtained for histological analysis. New bone formation was homogeneous, progressive, and centripetal in all materials. Remodeling as well as the calcification of the newly formed bone was observed. In addition, well-connected trabeculae surrounding the degraded materials were observed. Nearly mature bone, which demonstrated less cellular, more mineralized, and structurally more organized into lamellar bone was noted in HA/beta-TCP-collagen composite."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In this study, Bio Oss-collagen and HA/beta-TCP-collagen produced a newly biomimetic composite biomaterial and could prove to be a superior bone substitute material, both structurally and functionally, which could be used in the repair of bone defects collagen composite."

For more information on this research see: Histological evaluation of socket preservation with different bone grafting materials. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 2014;34(3):225-230. Journal of Polymer Engineering can be contacted at: Walter De Gruyter Gmbh, Genthiner Strasse 13, D-10785 Berlin, Germany (see also Proteins).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Salamanca, Taipei Med Univ Hosp, Dept. of Dental, Taipei, Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include H.K. Lin, S.W. Feng, H.M. Huang, N.C. Teng and W.J. Chang.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Taipei, Taiwan, Collagen, Extracellular Matrix Proteins

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