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Plasticity of Dental Pulp Stem Cells

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 1:42:00 PM

srtetResearchers at the University of Granada Bio Health Institute in Spain are studying the application of mesenchymal stem cells from different sources, including dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs), to create more effective skin grafts for patients suffering from a variety of disfiguring afflictions. In addition to the DPSCs,bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs), adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) and Wharton’s Jelly stem cells (WJSCs), were successfully differentiated into epithelial (skin) cells in vivo, that is - in an animal model. Additionally, DPSCs were demonstrated to be some of the most effective sources of cells for this particular type of treatment.

As the study demonstrates, stem cells from teeth represent a particular ‘plastic’ source of stem cells – differentiating into a broad range of tissue types. The inherent ‘plasticity’ of DPSCs, their high proliferative characteristics and the convenience of recovering the cells during routine dental procedures makes them an ideal source of stem cells for use in future regenerative therapies.   

To learn more about stem cells, and how families can bank their own valuable stem cells by recovering the very powerful dental pulp stem cells during routine dental procedures; such as wisdom teeth extractions or the during the loss of baby teeth, visit StemSave or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.


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