March 05, 2013

Stem Cells From Teeth Aid Bone Regeneration

Stem Cells from Teeth

Stem cells from teeth and dental pulp of canines can be grafted and regenerate bone between parents and offspring, according to a report published online in Cell Transplantation.
Researchers in Nagoya, Japan found bone defects filled with graft materials of canine mesenchymal stem cells/PRP, or canine dental pulp stem cells/PRP, or primary tooth stem cells/PRP, all showed good bone formation.
"This study highlights the promise of obtaining stem cells from teeth and their potential benefits in familial treatments for bone reconstruction.  Due to their potential to also become other cell types such as neural cells, it will be interesting to see their future uses," said Julio Voltarelli, MD, PhD, professor of clinical medicine and clinical immunology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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