jaw

Summary

Summary: Bony structure of the mouth that holds the teeth. It consists of the MANDIBLE and the MAXILLA.

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  1. Tseng Z, McNitt Gray J, Flashner H, Wang X, Enciso R. Model sensitivity and use of the comparative finite element method in mammalian jaw mechanics: mandible performance in the gray wolf. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e19171 pubmed publisher
    ..Sensitivity tests incorporated into the study design not only aid in the interpretation of simulation results, but can also provide additional insights on form and function...
  2. Parsons K, Andreeva V, James Cooper W, Yelick P, Craig Albertson R. Morphogenesis of the zebrafish jaw: development beyond the embryo. Methods Cell Biol. 2011;101:225-48 pubmed publisher
  3. Dutel H, Herrel A, Clément G, Herbin M. A reevaluation of the anatomy of the jaw-closing system in the extant coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae. Naturwissenschaften. 2013;100:1007-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we provide a new description of the skull and jaw-closing system in Latimeria chalumnae in order to better understand its skull mechanics during prey capture...
  4. Johnston P. Cranial muscles of the anurans Leiopelma hochstetteri and Ascaphus truei and the homologies of the mandibular adductors in Lissamphibia and other gnathostomes. J Morphol. 2011;272:1492-512 pubmed publisher
    ..Comparison of these taxa is used to review a controversy regarding the homologies of the jaw adductor muscles in Lissamphibia, to place these homologies in a wider gnathostome context, and to define features ..
  5. Diz P, Limeres J, Fedele S, Seoane J, Diniz M, Feijoo J. Is oral bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw an endemic condition?. Med Hypotheses. 2012;78:315-8 pubmed publisher
    ..bone remodelling, there has been an increasing number of cases of bisphosphonate (BP)-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ)...
  6. Wilson E, Green J, Weismer G. A kinematic description of the temporal characteristics of jaw motion for early chewing: preliminary findings. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2012;55:626-38 pubmed publisher
  7. Heiss E, Natchev N, Gumpenberger M, Weissenbacher A, Van Wassenbergh S. Biomechanics and hydrodynamics of prey capture in the Chinese giant salamander reveal a high-performance jaw-powered suction feeding mechanism. J R Soc Interface. 2013;10:20121028 pubmed publisher
    ..that mainly relies on accelerating water by separating the 'plates' formed by the long and broad upper and lower jaw surfaces...
  8. Kuratani S. Evolution of the vertebrate jaw from developmental perspectives. Evol Dev. 2012;14:76-92 pubmed publisher
    Attainment of the biting jaw is regarded as one of the major novelties in the early history of vertebrates...
  9. Medeiros D, Crump J. New perspectives on pharyngeal dorsoventral patterning in development and evolution of the vertebrate jaw. Dev Biol. 2012;371:121-35 pubmed publisher
    ..This implies that the diversification of the vertebrate facial skeleton, including the evolution of the jaw, was driven largely by modifications downstream of a conversed pharyngeal DV patterning program.

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  1. Roberts R, Hu Y, Albertson R, Kocher T. Craniofacial divergence and ongoing adaptation via the hedgehog pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108:13194-9 pubmed publisher
    ..hedgehog pathway receptor Patched1 (Ptch1) gene are responsible for adaptive variation in the shape of the lower jaw both within and among genera of Lake Malawi cichlid fish...
  2. Wehrhan F, Hyckel P, Guentsch A, Nkenke E, Stockmann P, Schlegel K, et al. Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw is linked to suppressed TGF?1-signaling and increased Galectin-3 expression: a histological study on biopsies. J Transl Med. 2011;9:102 pubmed publisher
    Bisphosphonate associated osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) implies an impairment in oral hard- and soft tissue repair. An understanding of the signal transduction alterations involved can inform therapeutic strategies...
  3. Robertson L, St George R, Carlson Kuhta P, Hogarth P, Burchiel K, Horak F. Site of deep brain stimulation and jaw velocity in Parkinson disease. J Neurosurg. 2011;115:985-94 pubmed publisher
    ..These unfavorable effects of DBS may depend on the site of stimulation. The authors made quantitative measures of jaw velocity to compare the relative effectiveness of DBS in the globus pallidus internus (GPi) or the subthalamic ..
  4. Hata H, Yasugi M, Hori M. Jaw laterality and related handedness in the hunting behavior of a scale-eating characin, Exodon paradoxus. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e29349 pubmed publisher
    ..This study analyzed the morphological asymmetry in a scale-eating characiform, Exodon paradoxus, and its behavioral handedness...
  5. Mozzati M, Gallesio G, Arata V, Pol R, Scoletta M. Platelet-rich therapies in the treatment of intravenous bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: a report of 32 cases. Oral Oncol. 2012;48:469-74 pubmed publisher
    Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) is an important complication in cancer patients taking intravenous BPs (BPs). In most cases, BRONJ is associated with an oral surgery procedure involving jaw bone...
  6. Olbrich M, Rieger M, Reinert S, Alexander D. Isolation of osteoprogenitors from human jaw periosteal cells: a comparison of two magnetic separation methods. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e47176 pubmed publisher
    Human jaw periosteum tissue contains osteoprogenitors that have potential for tissue engineering applications in oral and maxillofacial surgeries...
  7. Compagnucci C, Debiais Thibaud M, Coolen M, Fish J, Griffin J, Bertocchini F, et al. Pattern and polarity in the development and evolution of the gnathostome jaw: both conservation and heterotopy in the branchial arches of the shark, Scyliorhinus canicula. Dev Biol. 2013;377:428-48 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Jaw development and patterning involves an intricate spatiotemporal series of reciprocal inductive and responsive ..
  8. Xu Y, Zhan J, Zheng Y, Han Y, Zhang Z, Xi C. Computational synovial dynamics of a normal temporomandibular joint during jaw opening. J Formos Med Assoc. 2013;112:346-51 pubmed publisher
    Synovial fluid in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts as a lubricant and shock absorber, facilitating smooth jaw movements by reducing friction and cushioning the articular cartilage and other tissues in the TMJ...
  9. La Ferla F, Paolicchi E, Crea F, Cei S, Graziani F, Gabriele M, et al. An aromatase polymorphism (g.132810C>T) predicts risk of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. Biomark Med. 2012;6:201-9 pubmed publisher
    Bisphosphonate (BP)-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is an unpredictable, debilitating adverse effect...
  10. Haugland T, Rudolfsen G, Figenschou L, Folstad I. Is the adipose fin and the lower jaw (kype) related to social dominance in male Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus?. J Fish Biol. 2011;79:1076-83 pubmed publisher
    This study reports on the importance of the size of the kype (lower jaw) and the adipose fin for establishing and maintaining social dominance in pair-wise interactions among size-matched, reproductively active male Arctic charr ..
  11. Muschick M, Barluenga M, Salzburger W, Meyer A. Adaptive phenotypic plasticity in the Midas cichlid fish pharyngeal jaw and its relevance in adaptive radiation. BMC Evol Biol. 2011;11:116 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we tested phenotypic plasticity in the pharyngeal jaw of Midas Cichlids...
  12. Kamel G, Hoyos T, Rochard L, Dougherty M, Kong Y, Tse W, et al. Requirement for frzb and fzd7a in cranial neural crest convergence and extension mechanisms during zebrafish palate and jaw morphogenesis. Dev Biol. 2013;381:423-33 pubmed publisher
    ..of the mandibular prominences, where knockdown of either frzb or fzd7a resulted in complete loss of lower jaw structures...
  13. Vermeer J, Jansen I, Marthi M, Coxon F, McKenna C, Sun S, et al. Jaw bone marrow-derived osteoclast precursors internalize more bisphosphonate than long-bone marrow precursors. Bone. 2013;57:242-51 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate this, bone marrow cells were isolated from jaw and long bone from mice and the cells were primed to differentiate into osteoclasts with the cytokines M-CSF and ..
  14. Häggman Henrikson B, Grönqvist J, Eriksson P. Frequent jaw-face pain in chronic Whiplash-Associated Disorders. Swed Dent J. 2011;35:123-31 pubmed
    ..Disorders (WAD) present with frequent pain in the neck, head and shoulder regions but the presence of frequent jaw-face pain is unclear...
  15. Jin Y, Han X, Taketo M, Yoon J. Wnt9b-dependent FGF signaling is crucial for outgrowth of the nasal and maxillary processes during upper jaw and lip development. Development. 2012;139:1821-30 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study has identified a previously unknown regulatory link between WNT9B and FGF signaling during lip and upper jaw development.
  16. Cheng H, Peng P, Lin Y, Chang S, Pan Y, Lee S, et al. Stress analysis during jaw movement based on vivo computed tomography images from patients with temporomandibular disorders. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013;42:386-92 pubmed publisher
    ..studies have investigated finite element TMJ models, but few have used a bilateral mandible model that includes jaw closing and maximum opening...
  17. Modabber A, Legros C, Rana M, Gerressen M, Riediger D, Ghassemi A. Evaluation of computer-assisted jaw reconstruction with free vascularized fibular flap compared to conventional surgery: a clinical pilot study. Int J Med Robot. 2012;8:215-20 pubmed publisher
    ..The introduction of computer-assisted surgery was a milestone in functional reconstructions of facial skeletal defects...
  18. Dorafshar A, Bojovic B, Christy M, Borsuk D, Iliff N, Brown E, et al. Total face, double jaw, and tongue transplantation: an evolutionary concept. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;131:241-51 pubmed publisher
    ..However, despite significant surgical advances and multiple surgical procedures, the ultimate outcome continues to reveal an inanimate, insensate, and suboptimal aesthetic result...
  19. Sun Y, Yuan F, Li H, Zhao Y, Lv P, Wang Y. Evaluation of the accuracy of a common regional registration method for three-dimensional reconstruction of edentulous jaw relation by a 7-axis three-dimensional measuring system. Biomed Mater Eng. 2014;24:1275-87 pubmed publisher
    ..contact 3D measuring system, and to evaluate the accuracy of a common regional registration method for edentulous jaw relation reconstruction...
  20. Holliday C, Tsai H, Skiljan R, George I, Pathan S. A 3D interactive model and atlas of the jaw musculature of Alligator mississippiensis. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e62806 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we present a 3D interactive model of the jaw musculature of the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)...
  21. McGee M, Wainwright P. Sexual dimorphism in the feeding mechanism of threespine stickleback. J Exp Biol. 2013;216:835-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Some of the largest differences are in jaw protrusion, with males exhibiting faster time to peak jaw protrusion but females exhibiting greater maximum jaw ..
  22. Rücklin M, Donoghue P, Johanson Z, Trinajstic K, Marone F, Stampanoni M. Development of teeth and jaws in the earliest jawed vertebrates. Nature. 2012;491:748-51 pubmed publisher
    ..jaws are composed of distinct cartilages and gnathal ossifications in both jaws, and a dermal element in the lower jaw. The gnathal ossification is a composite of distinct teeth that developed in succession, polarized along three ..
  23. Bonnet N, Lesclous P, Saffar J, Ferrari S. Zoledronate effects on systemic and jaw osteopenias in ovariectomized periostin-deficient mice. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e58726 pubmed publisher
    Osteoporosis and periodontal disease (PD) are frequently associated in the elderly, both concurring to the loss of jaw alveolar bone and finally of teeth...
  24. Oufiero C, Holzman R, Young F, Wainwright P. New insights from serranid fishes on the role of trade-offs in suction-feeding diversification. J Exp Biol. 2012;215:3845-55 pubmed publisher
    ..continuum' than previously recognized); (2) there is no trade-off between the mechanical advantage of the lower jaw opening lever and the speed of jaw depression, revealing that this simple interpretation of lever mechanics fails ..
  25. Datovo A, Vari R. The jaw adductor muscle complex in teleostean fishes: evolution, homologies and revised nomenclature (osteichthyes: actinopterygii). PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e60846 pubmed publisher
    ..among these problematic complexes is the adductor mandibulae, the muscle that provides the primary force for jaw adduction and mouth closure and whose architecture varies from a simple arrangement of two segments to an intricate ..
  26. Maie T, Meister A, Leonard G, Schrank G, Blob R, Schoenfuss H. Jaw muscle fiber type distribution in Hawaiian gobioid stream fishes: histochemical correlations with feeding ecology and behavior. Zoology (Jena). 2011;114:340-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Using ATPase assays, we examined fiber types of the jaw opening sternohyoideus muscle across five species, as well as fiber types of three jaw closing muscles (adductor ..
  27. Grabski K, Lamalle L, Vilain C, Schwartz J, Vallée N, Troprès I, et al. Functional MRI assessment of orofacial articulators: neural correlates of lip, jaw, larynx, and tongue movements. Hum Brain Mapp. 2012;33:2306-21 pubmed publisher
    ..and subcortical regions associated with supralaryngeal motor control, participants produced lip, tongue and jaw movements while undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...
  28. Bona P, Desojo J. Osteology and cranial musculature of Caiman latirostris (crocodylia: Alligatoridae). J Morphol. 2011;272:780-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Several skull dissections and comparisons with other caimans were made. Although jaw muscles of living crocodiles show the same general "Bauplan" and alligatorids seem to have a similar ..
  29. Zhu M, Yu X, Ahlberg P, Choo B, Lu J, Qiao T, et al. A Silurian placoderm with osteichthyan-like marginal jaw bones. Nature. 2013;502:188-93 pubmed publisher
    ..placoderm fish from the Silurian of China that represents the first stem gnathostome with dermal marginal jaw bones (premaxilla, maxilla and dentary), features previously restricted to Osteichthyes...
  30. Gai Z, Donoghue P, Zhu M, Janvier P, Stampanoni M. Fossil jawless fish from China foreshadows early jawed vertebrate anatomy. Nature. 2011;476:324-7 pubmed publisher
  31. Balczerski B, Matsutani M, Castillo P, Osborne N, Stainier D, Crump J. Analysis of sphingosine-1-phosphate signaling mutants reveals endodermal requirements for the growth but not dorsoventral patterning of jaw skeletal precursors. Dev Biol. 2012;362:230-41 pubmed publisher
    ..2 (spns2), and we show that S1P signaling functions in the endoderm for the proper growth and positioning of the jaw skeleton...
  32. Ardjomandi N, Klein C, Kohler K, Maurer A, Kalbacher H, Niederländer J, et al. Indirect coating of RGD peptides using a poly-L-lysine spacer enhances jaw periosteal cell adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation into osteogenic tissue. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2012;100:2034-44 pubmed publisher
    The aim of our study was to generate a biofunctionalized, three-dimensional (3D) biomaterial to enhance jaw periosteal cell (JPC) adhesion and differentiation into osteogenic tissue...
  33. Wainwright P, Smith W, Price S, Tang K, Sparks J, Ferry L, et al. The evolution of pharyngognathy: a phylogenetic and functional appraisal of the pharyngeal jaw key innovation in labroid fishes and beyond. Syst Biol. 2012;61:1001-27 pubmed publisher
    ..diversification of labroids have been largely attributed to the presence of a major innovation in the pharyngeal jaw apparatus, pharyngognathy, which is hypothesized to increase feeding capacity and versatility...
  34. Zhang M, Hasegawa Y, Sakagami J, Ono T, Hori K, Maeda Y, et al. Effects of unilateral jaw clenching on cerebral/systemic circulation and related autonomic nerve activity. Physiol Behav. 2012;105:292-7 pubmed publisher
    b>Jaw clenching (clenching) is the result of an isometric contraction of jaw closing muscles...
  35. Tsai H, Holliday C. Ontogeny of the alligator cartilago transiliens and its significance for sauropsid jaw muscle evolution. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e24935 pubmed publisher
    The cartilago transiliens is a fibrocartilaginous structure within the jaw muscles of crocodylians...
  36. Ward R, Strauss G, Leitão S. Kinematic changes in jaw and lip control of children with cerebral palsy following participation in a motor-speech (PROMPT) intervention. Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2013;15:136-55 pubmed publisher
    This study evaluates kinematic movements of the jaw and lips in six children (3-11 years) with moderate-to-severe speech impairment associated with cerebral palsy before, during, and after participation in a motor-speech (PROMPT) ..
  37. Mehta R, Wainwright P. Raptorial jaws in the throat help moray eels swallow large prey. Nature. 2007;449:79-82 pubmed
    ..This alternative prey transport mode is mechanically similar to the ratcheting mechanisms used in snakes--a group of terrestrial vertebrates that share striking morphological, behavioural and ecological convergence with moray eels...
  38. Van Wassenbergh S, Herrel A, Adriaens D, Aerts P. No trade-off between biting and suction feeding performance in clariid catfishes. J Exp Biol. 2007;210:27-36 pubmed
    ..Consequently, the system generating expansion through ventral rotation of the lower jaw, hyoid and pectoral girdle is apparently not constrained (mechanically or architectonically) by the hypertrophy of ..
  39. Dore F, Filippi L, Biasotto M, Chiandussi S, Cavalli F, Di Lenarda R. Bone scintigraphy and SPECT/CT of bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw. J Nucl Med. 2009;50:30-5 pubmed publisher
    Endovenous bisphosphonate therapy seems associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw. The aim of this study was to evaluate the additional diagnostic value of hybrid SPECT/CT in 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate 3-phase bone scintigraphy of ..
  40. Yamamoto Y, Byerly M, Jackman W, Jeffery W. Pleiotropic functions of embryonic sonic hedgehog expression link jaw and taste bud amplification with eye loss during cavefish evolution. Dev Biol. 2009;330:200-11 pubmed publisher
    ..In concert, cavefish show amplified jaw size and taste bud numbers as part of a change in feeding behavior...
  41. Alexander D, Schäfer F, Munz A, Friedrich B, Klein C, Hoffmann J, et al. LNGFR induction during osteogenesis of human jaw periosteum-derived cells. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2009;24:283-90 pubmed publisher
    Isolated jaw periosteum-derived cells (JPCs) comprise a morphologically heterogeneous population. There are no known specific surface markers that are able to distinguish between progenitors and cells of other tissue types...
  42. Curtis N, Jones M, Evans S, O Higgins P, Fagan M. Feedback control from the jaw joints during biting: an investigation of the reptile Sphenodon using multibody modelling. J Biomech. 2010;43:3132-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Unique jaw mechanics incorporate crushing and shearing motions to breakdown food, but during this process excessive loading ..
  43. Yin G, Bai Y, Luo E. Angiogenic suppression of osteoclasts may play a role in developing bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. Med Hypotheses. 2011;76:347-9 pubmed publisher
    ..in 2003, a large number of cases have been published concerning bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ)...
  44. Williams V, Barrett P, Purnell M. Quantitative analysis of dental microwear in hadrosaurid dinosaurs, and the implications for hypotheses of jaw mechanics and feeding. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:11194-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Analysis of this dental microwear provides a powerful tool for testing hypotheses of jaw mechanics, diet, and trophic niche; yet, quantitative analysis of microwear in dinosaurs has not been attempted...
  45. Planchart A, Mattingly C. 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin upregulates FoxQ1b in zebrafish jaw primordium. Chem Res Toxicol. 2010;23:480-7 pubmed publisher
    Vertebrate jaw development can be disrupted by exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)-a potent activator of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) transcription factor required for transducing the toxic effects of TCDD...
  46. Fujita S, Kiguchi M, Kobayashi M, Kinsella A, Koshikawa N, Waddington J. Assessment of jaw movements by magnetic sensor in relation to topographies of orofacial behaviour in freely moving rats: Studies with the dopamine D(1)-like receptor agonists SKF 83822 vs SKF 83959. Eur J Pharmacol. 2010;632:39-44 pubmed publisher
    This study applies new magnetic sensor-electromyographic technology for recording jaw movements in freely moving rats to analyse topographies of orofacial movement that occur in association with individual elements of behaviour under ..
  47. Reece J, Bowen B, Smith D, Larson A. Molecular phylogenetics of moray eels (Muraenidae) demonstrates multiple origins of a shell-crushing jaw (Gymnomuraena, Echidna) and multiple colonizations of the Atlantic Ocean. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010;57:829-35 pubmed publisher
    ..Most lineage accumulation within morays occurred from the late Oligocene (24-27 MYA) through the Miocene (5-23 MYA) to the late Pliocene (? 2.5 MYA)...
  48. Ellis J, Thomason J, Kebreab E, France J. Calibration of estimated biting forces in domestic canids: comparison of post-mortem and in vivo measurements. J Anat. 2008;212:769-80 pubmed publisher
    ..included easily measureable variables such as bodyweight, dimensions of the temporalis fossa and out-lever from the jaw joint to the biting tooth...
  49. Kleinteich T, Haas A, Summers A. Caecilian jaw-closing mechanics: integrating two muscle systems. J R Soc Interface. 2008;5:1491-504 pubmed publisher
    Caecilians (Lissamphibia: Gymnophiona) are unique among vertebrates in having two sets of jaw-closing muscles, one on either side of the jaw joint...
  50. Castroflorio T, Bracco P, Farina D. Surface electromyography in the assessment of jaw elevator muscles. J Oral Rehabil. 2008;35:638-45 pubmed publisher
    ..This paper reviews the main limitations and the current applications of the surface EMG in the investigation of jaw elevator muscles...
  51. Yao T, Ohtani K, Kuratani S, Wada H. Development of lamprey mucocartilage and its dorsal-ventral patterning by endothelin signaling, with insight into vertebrate jaw evolution. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2011;316:339-46 pubmed publisher
    Because vertebrate jaw evolution involved modification of the anteriormost pharyngeal arch, it is important to understand the skeletal patterning of the lamprey pharyngeal arch...
  52. Pinheiro A, Pereira A, Andrade A, Bellomo D. Measurement of jaw motion: the proposal of a simple and accurate method. J Med Eng Technol. 2011;35:125-33 pubmed publisher
    The analysis of jaw movements has long been used as a measure for clinical diagnosis and assessment...
  53. Hulsey C, García de León F, Rodiles Hernández R. Micro- and macroevolutionary decoupling of cichlid jaws: a test of Liem's key innovation hypothesis. Evolution. 2006;60:2096-109 pubmed
    ..Major innovations in organismal design, like the pharyngeal jaw in cichlid fishes, may be key to a group's success when they relax constraints on diversification by increasing ..