Xu Guang Nie
Affiliation: University of Bergen
Nie X. Cranial base in craniofacial development: developmental features, influence on facial growth, anomaly, and molecular basis. Acta Odontol Scand. 2005;63:127-35 pubmed
..In this review, these aspects of cranial base are discussed in detail, with a focus on developmental features, roles in craniofacial growth, anomalies, and the genetic basis of development. ..
Nie X. [Differential expression of Bmp2, Bmp4 and Bmp3 in embryonic development of mouse anterior and posterior palate]. Chin Med J (Engl). 2005;118:1710-6 pubmed
..Disturbances of Bmp signalling during palatogenesis might be a possible mechanism of cleft palate. ..
Nie X. Apoptosis, proliferation and gene expression patterns in mouse developing tongue. Anat Embryol (Berl). 2005;210:125-32 pubmed
..Fgf2 was seen in the tongue muscles at the late embryonic and postnatal stages. These results suggest that Bmp and Fgf signalling regulates tongue development at multiple stages, possibly related to proliferation and differentiation. ..
Nie X. Dkk1, -2, and -3 expression in mouse craniofacial development. J Mol Histol. 2005;36:367-72 pubmed
..Their expression patterns suggest important roles in these processes; further study is warranted to elucidate these roles. ..
Nie X, Luukko K, Fjeld K, Kvinnsland I, Kettunen P. Developmental expression of Dkk1-3 and Mmp9 and apoptosis in cranial base of mice. J Mol Histol. 2005;36:419-26 pubmed
..These data indicate that Mmp9 regulates skeletogenesis in cranial base in a manner that is largely similar to that of the appendicular skeletons. Expression of Dkks suggests other roles that remain to be defined. ..
Nie X. Developmentally regulated expression of MSX1, MSX2 and Fgfs in the developing mouse cranial base. Angle Orthod. 2006;76:990-5 pubmed
..The Fgf and Msx gene expression in the cranial base was different from that of other skeletons. ..