Expression of OPG, RANKL, and RUNX2 in rabbit periodontium under orthodontic force
“Expression of OPG, RANKL, and RUNX2 in rabbit periodontium under orthodontic force”, vol. 14, pp. 19382-19388, 2015.,
This study aims to investigate the expression changes of RANKL, RUNX2, and OPG in rabbit periodontal tissues under orthodontic force and explore its effect on the remodeling of periodontal tissues. A total of 16 specific pathogen-free rabbits were used in this study. The maxillary appliance was worn on the right (experimental) side, and the appliance-free left side was used as the control. Rabbits were sacrificed after 3, 5, 7, and 14 days of treatment.