Researchers at the Sri Ramachandra University (SRU) in Chennai have differentiated stem cells from human gum [gingival] tissue into neurons. Following their success, Dr. R. Suresh and research scholars S. Rajasekharan and M. G. Dinesh hope to develop methodologies to utilize the differentiated nerve cells to treat spinal cord injuries.
Gingival, dental, and neural tissues are derived from the neural crest, a temporary group of cells that cluster during the early stages of embryonic development. Hence, it is not surprising that stem cells from gingival tissue share, along with dental stem cells, the ability to differentiate into neural tissue. Advances in differentiating stem cells into neural tissue will accelerate their application to treat a range of neurological disorders.
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