Melnick M, Chen H, Zhou Y, Jaskoll T. Thrombospondin-2 gene expression and protein localization during embryonic mouse palate development. Arch Oral Biol. 2000;45:19-25 pubmed
..These results suggest that TSP-2 is multifunctional during embryonic palate formation. ..
Melnick M, Chen H, Zhou Y, Jaskoll T. Embryonic mouse submandibular salivary gland morphogenesis and the TNF/TNF-R1 signal transduction pathway. Anat Rec. 2001;262:318-30 pubmed
..The results of these experiments indicate that the TNF/TNF-R1 signal transduction pathway plays an important role in balancing cell proliferation and apoptosis during SMG duct and presumptive acini formation. ..
Melnick M, Chen H, Zhou Y, Jaskoll T. An alternatively spliced Muc10 glycoprotein ligand for putative L-selectin binding during mouse embryonic submandibular gland morphogenesis. Arch Oral Biol. 2001;46:745-57 pubmed
..As the primary role of L-selectin is to mediate cell adhesion and its ligands are mucin-like glycoproteins, it is suggested that this embryonic low molecular-weight mucin be termed MucCAM. ..