What is it about?
The mesenchymal stem cells (dental pulp stem cells; DPSC) found inside teeth represent a significant future source of stem cells for regenerative medicine procedures. This review describes the ontogeny of DPSC; the laboratory processing and collection of DPSC; the immuno-cytochemical characterisation of DPSC; the differentiation between adult DPSC and DPSC obtained from exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) and their potential use in regenerative medicine procedures in the future both in dental and general medical applications.
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Why is it important?
The teeth are an interesting potential source of stem cells for future therapy but more research is needed
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This page is a summary of: Dental pulp stem cells in regenerative medicine, BDJ, May 2018, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.348.
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