dental epithelium

dental epithelium

[′dent·əl ep·ə′thē·lē·əm]
(histology)
The cells forming the boundary of the enamel organ.
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Tooth development In utero, ectomesenchyme from the neural crest cells migrates to the site of tooth development and forms a complex signaling network with the dental epithelium from the first branchial arch.
It is not completely understood to what extent Fgf8 regulates the odontogenic potential of the dental epithelium, as Fgf8-/mice lack molars and have developed incisors; it is possible FGF9 rescues the incisor development when FGF8 is not present [Zhang et al.
The Fgf8-Bmp4 interaction is initially activated by Shh and restricts Pax9 to the presumptive dental mesenchyme and Pitx2 to the presumptive dental epithelium [Caton and Tucker, 2009; Nie et al.