Abstract

In the last three decades, the constantly increasing need for therapies,efficiently preventing and/or treating human diseases, has raised the interestin Regenerative Medicine (RM). RM is based on employing mesenchymal stemcells (MSCs), that showed to have great proliferation, self-renewal and multilineagedifferentiation potential, in vitro as well as in vivo. The opportunityof an accessible, painless and low-cost reservoir of MSCs constitutes the firstimportant step of a successful regenerative therapy to include in the currentclinical practice. Oral cavity has recently demonstrated to contain differentMSCs niches: dental pulp from permanent and deciduous teeth, periodontalligament, dental follicle, apical papilla and mucosa. MSCs from dental pulpof deciduous teeth, naturally lost in pediatric age, and the oral mucosa haveshown to be easily harvested and to have a promising regenerative potential.Thus, the aim of the paper is to review the potentialities of human exfoliateddeciduous teeth stem cells (SHEDs) and oral mucosa stem cells (OMSCs) in RM,with the purpose of their use as accessible source of MSCs for the future ofpediatric patient.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
JournalJOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS AND PEDIATRIC MEDICINE
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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