Cells of the inner enamel epithelium located adjacent to the dental papilla mesenchymal cells, differentiate into early ameloblasts during the bell stage. Early ameloblasts differentiate into mature cells through pre-secretory and secretory stages. During the pre-secretory stage, the early ameloblasts differentiate and initiate synthesis of the enamel-related proteins. In the secretory stage, the matrix proteins accumulate extracellularly and the tooth crown is formed.
Late Bell stage, cyto-differentiation.
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