Bases ambientales y genéticas de las fisuras orofaciales: Revisión.

  • Cesar A Rivera Unidad de Histología y Embriología, Departamento de Ciencias Básicas Biomédicas, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Talca, Talca, Chile.
  • María Jesús Arenas Escuela de Odontología, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Talca, Talca, Chile.


El desarrollo embriológico de las estructuras orofaciales es un proceso complejo guiado por programas genéticos. Alteraciones en esos procesos dan lugar a anomalías estructurales. Un ejemplo de ellas son las fisuras de labio y paladar. Las principales vías involucradas en las fisuras tienen como participantes a las familias del factor de crecimiento fibroblástico (FGF), Hedgehog (HH), Wingless (WNT) y la familia del factor de crecimiento transformante beta (TGFβ), que incluye las proteínas morfogenéticas del hueso (BMPs) y activinas. En esta revisión narrativa se presentan algunos de los procesos celulares, moleculares y factores ambientales implicados en el desarrollo del complejo orofacial, finalizando con posibilidades terapéuticas para la evidencia acumulada.Palabras clave: desarrollo embrionario, labio fisurado, paladar fisurado, fisura orofacial.Complex genetic process guides the embryonic head development. Alterations in these processes result in structural abnormalities. An example of these are the cleft lip and palate. The major pathways involved in the fissures are families: the Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) family, the Hedgehog (HH) family, the Wingless (WNT) family and the Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF-β) family, which includes the Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) and Activins. In this review, we discuss some of the celular/molecular processes and environmental factors involved in the development of the orofacial complex, ending with therapeutic possibilities and potential clinical relevance to the accumulated evidence.Keywords: embryonic development, cleft lip, cleft palate, orofacial cleft.


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RIVERA, Cesar A; ARENAS, María Jesús. Bases ambientales y genéticas de las fisuras orofaciales: Revisión.. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 35-41, mar. 2013. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 june 2021. doi: