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Molecular evolution of dentin phosphoprotein among toothed and toothless animals

Dianalee A McKnight and Larry W Fisher*

BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:299  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-299

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The corresponding author has since published the cleavage of DSPP by BMP1.

larry fisher   (2010-10-12 14:26)  NIH email

Corresponding author (Fisher) has since published proof that mouse DSPP is cleaved by BMP1 at the expected MQXDDP motif as discussed in the above publication. (Dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) is cleaved into its two natural dentin matrix products by three isoforms of bone morphogenetic protein-1 (BMP1). von Marschall Z, Fisher LW. Matrix Biol. 2010 May;29(4):295-303.)

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