The study, published in an online issue of the journal Tissue Engineering, was funded through a grant by the National Institutes of Health.
According to Tom Diekwisch, director of the Brodie Laboratory, who is senior author on the paper, this is the first progenitor cell-based regeneration of a complete periodontal ligament in which a functional tooth was attached. "Our strategy could be used for replanting teeth that were lost due to trauma or as a novel approach for tooth replacement using tooth-shaped replicas," said Diekwisch, who is also professor and head of oral biology.
Quite remarkable! Comments are appreciated.
Source: Science Daily
Smit Jayant Dangaria, Yoshihiro Ito, LeiLei Yin, Giovanni Valdre, Xianghong Luan, Thomas Diekwisch. Apatite Microtopographies Instruct Signaling Tapestries for Progenitor-driven New Attachment of Teeth. Tissue Engineering Part A, 2010; 100826193646026 DOI: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2010.0264
is there any way that these stem cellls can be easily isolated and cultured for use in patients with intraossseous defects.kindly provide some information.i am interested to do a clinical trial with this