Dynamic Aspects of Dental Pulp

Molecular biology, pharmacology and pathophysiology

  • Reizo Inoki
  • Teruo Kudo
  • Leif M. Olgart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Cells and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. V. Ruch
      Pages 29-50
    3. C. A. Shuttleworth
      Pages 51-67
    4. C. A. Shuttleworth
      Pages 69-70
  3. Anatomical Aspects of the Pulp — Odontoblast and Vascular Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. G. R. Holland
      Pages 73-95
    3. K. Takahashi
      Pages 131-133
  4. Physiological Aspects of the Pulp — Microcirculatory and Sensory Functions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. M. V. O. Närhi
      Pages 137-149
    3. E. Okabe, K. Todoki, H. Ito
      Pages 151-166
    4. S. Kim, J. Dörscher-Kim
      Pages 167-188
    5. S. Kim
      Pages 199-200
  5. Biochemical Aspects of the Pulp — Enzymes and Matrix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. C. A. Shuttleworth
      Pages 239-257
    3. J. P. Van Amerongen, A. G. Lemmens, G. J. M. Tonino
      Pages 259-276
    4. S. Yamada
      Pages 277-279
  6. Neuroregulators — Classic Neurotransmitters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. J. Dörscher-Kim, S. Kim
      Pages 283-296
    3. J. K. Avery, D. J. Chiego Jr
      Pages 297-331
    4. J. K. Avery
      Pages 333-334
  7. Neuroregulators — Neuropeptides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. M. Akai, S. Wakisaka
      Pages 337-348
    3. L. M. Olgart
      Pages 349-362
    4. L. M. Olgart
      Pages 363-366
  8. Bioactive Substances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. J. P. Naftel
      Pages 369-384
    3. R. Inoki, T. Kudo
      Pages 385-401
    4. R. Inoki
      Pages 417-421
  9. Pathological Aspects of the Pulp and Medication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. T. Kudo, E.-Q. Wei, R. Inoki
      Pages 445-470
    3. T. Dohi, H. Okamoto, A. Tsujimoto
      Pages 471-487
    4. T. Kudo
      Pages 489-491
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 493-508

About this book


This book presents a circumspective overview and update of the present existing knowledge of the biology, chemistry and pathophysiology of the dental pulp. It details numerous observations of a group of highly specialized investigators who have united in the common purpose of presenting their observations for the benefit of clinicians, teachers, researchers and students. Fortunately, the dental literature presents abundant research findings about pulp biology and the pulp's responses to various stimuli. This abundance has resulted in an increased interest and expansion of research on this subject. For example, publications abound on the response of pulp tissue to various medications and to a variety of types of dental materials which may be placed near to or at some distance from the pulp through the medium of dentine. One of the reasons the pulp is of such interest is that it not only provides the vitality to the teeth but also produces the dentine - both the primary and secondary, as well as reparative. The latter-type dentine is a result of the pulp's functions in response to disease as the former dentine is in response to health. As an example, some investigators have reported the effects of cutting of dentine and the placement of restorations in dentine which in turn reflect changes on the pulp tissue. These reports have raised a number of questions, which in turn have created a need for answers.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Reizo Inoki
    • 1
  • Teruo Kudo
    • 2
  • Leif M. Olgart
    • 3
  1. 1.Osaka University Faculty of DentistrySuita, Osaka 565Japan
  2. 2.Department of PharmacologyOsaka University Faculty of DentistrySuita, Osaka 565Japan
  3. 3.Department of Pharmacology, Karolinska InstituteUniversity of LundStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6675-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0421-7
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