Salivary Parathyroid Hormone-related Protein (PTHrP) and Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) as biomarkers for skeletal maturity

Alhazmi, Nora.


  • Abstract: Background: Skeletal maturity assessment is critical to determine the amount of remaining facial growth and contributes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients under orthodontic therapy. Since most of the skeletal maturation indicators are invasive and require radiographic exposure, new non-invasive biomarkers have been suggested to assess skeletal maturity. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)... read more
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