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mak si luh

  • n  the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium

  • Within each half of the upper jawbone (maxilla) is a sinus.
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  • Dental research: Gingival stem cells can be used in tissue regeneration
    Gingivae represent a unique soft tissue that serves as a biological barrier to cover the oral cavity side of the maxilla and mandible. Recently, the gingivae were identified as containing mesenchymal stem cells (GMSCs). However, it is unknown whether the GMSCs are derived from cranial neural crest cells (CNCC) or the mesoderm.
    July 18, 2013 - Science Daily

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