iPSC for Dental Tissue Regeneration

Kim Hynes, Stan Gronthos, P. Mark Bartold

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Abstract

The realisation that adult somatic cells can be reprogrammed into pluripotent cells is revolutionising the way diseases are researched and is set to transform the way diseases are treated. In recent years the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) in dentistry has begun to be investigated. Whilst this work is still in its infancy, iPSC are demonstrating great potential for use in the regeneration of dental tissues. In this review we will provide a brief introduction to the properties of iPSC and their potential application as therapeutic agents to enhance medical research. Furthermore, this review will summarise recent developments in the use of iPSC in dental tissue regeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Oral Health Reports
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Adult somatic cells
  • Dental tissue regeneration
  • Diseases
  • iPSC
  • Stem-cell biology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • Oral Surgery
  • Surgery

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