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Fluoride influence on alveolar bone repair in rats: histological and immunohistochemical evaluation

Grant number: 07/00494-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2007
Effective date (End): March 31, 2009
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Principal Investigator:Rodrigo Cardoso de Oliveira
Grantee:Marcela Mitsuko Yanai
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil


The comprehension of the molecular mechanisms involved in bone repair could help in the treatment of bone defects. Fluoride is an element daily present for most people, used in drinking water (Brazil), dentifrices and also in the therapy of osteoporosis (Europe). In such case it is important the understanding of the effect of fluoride in physiologic repair in bone tissue. This study will use four groups of five 80-day-old Wistar rats (n=100) each wich will receive drinking water containing the following single doses of fluoride: 0 (control), 5, 15 and 50 ppm F, during 60 days. The incisors of the animals will be extracted. After these treatments, the animals will be euthanized at time zero and after 7, 14, 21 and 30 days post-surgical. Dental alveoli will be collected for microscopic (stained by hematoxylin eosin and immunohistochemical) and proteins analyses (bone morphogenetic proteins, BMPs; matrix metalloproteinases, MMPs; tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase, TRAP; receptor activator of NFkappaB, RANK; receptor activator of NFkappaB ligand, RANKL; osteoprotegerin, OPG). Parametric analysis will be realized by analysis of variance (Tukeys test if p<0.05).

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MILENI DA SILVA FERNANDES; FLÁVIA GODOY IANO; VIVIAN ROCIA; MARCELA MITSUKO YANAI; ALINE DE LIMA LEITE; TATIANA ALMEIDA FURLANI; MARÍLIA AFONSO RABELO BUZALAF; RODRIGO CARDOSO DE OLIVEIRA. Alkaline phosphatase activity in plasma and liver of rats submitted to chronic exposure to fluoride. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, v. 54, n. 6, p. 1187-1192, . (07/00494-2, 06/06430-3)

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