Dental Pulp Stem Cells

  • Sibel Yildirim

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Stem Cells book series (BRIEFSSTEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Stem cell technology is moving forward at a tremendous rate. Recent discoveries have surprised even the most expert researchers. While every piece of new data broadens the current knowledge and contributes to this moving forward, the new data also serve as paradigm shifters of fundamental knowledge of cell biology. While the question ‘What is a Stem Cell’ may now seem to basic to even discuss, there are still some discrepancies, however, between groups in terms of their functional roles. Teeth develop from the ectoderm of the first branchial arch and the ectomesenchyme of the neural crest. Deciduous teeth start to form between the sixth and eighth weeks, and permanent teeth begin to form in the twentieth weeks. Several studies have demonstrated that the pulp from both adult teeth and deciduous teeth contains dental pulp stem cells. Several factors have made them very attractive as a model system for many researchers; they are multipotent, ethically and non-controversially available in large numbers, immuno-compatible, developmentally primitive, easy to isolate and have high expansion potential in vitro. However, many controversies still exist in the field. There are several unanswered questions in the biology of dental pulp and odontoblasts. This new volume in the SpringerBriefs in Stem Cells  series presents an evaluation of stem cells from human dental pulp as a reliable stem cell source for cell-based therapy to stimulate tissue regeneration.​

Keywords

dental pulp ectomesenchymal interactions hoehl cells odontoblast pulpodentinal

Authors and affiliations

  • Sibel Yildirim
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  1. 1., Department of Pediatric DentistrySelcuk UniversityKonyaTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5687-2
  • Copyright Information Author 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5686-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5687-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8118
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8126
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