Concept of Stem Cells and Its Importance in Dentistry - A Review

Authors

  • Lakshmi P Das1 , Neema Balan1 , Nitheash.P1 , Bastian T.S2 , Selvamani3 . M, Maria Bobby Cyriac4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijocm.v8i1.1310

Keywords:

Cancer stem cell, Dental Pulp Stem Cells, Dental Follicle Stem Cell, Periodontal ligament stem cells, Dental Follicle Stem Cells, Totipotent cells

Abstract

Scientist have tried for decades to understand cancer development in the context of therapeutic strategies.

The realization that cancers may rely on “cancer stem cell” that share the self-renewal feature of normal

stem cells has changed the perspective with regard to new approaches for treating the disease. Given their

unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer new potentials for treating diseases such as diabetes, heart

diseases etc. Dental stem cell (DSCs) are considered suitable candidates for cell-based treatment strategies

and tissue engineering applications. However, much work remains to be done in the laboratory and the

clinic to understand how to use these cells for cell-based therapies to treat disease which is also referred to

as regenerative or reparative medicine.

Author Biography

Lakshmi P Das1 , Neema Balan1 , Nitheash.P1 , Bastian T.S2 , Selvamani3 . M, Maria Bobby Cyriac4

1 BDS (PG Student), 2 HOD & Professor, 3 Professor, 4 Reader, Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences, & Hospital, Mahe.

Published

2020-01-30