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Human Dental Pulp Stem Cells – A Review

Pulp stem cells can be readily harvested from dental pulp tissue of extracted permanent teeth and exfoliated deciduous teeth; however, we currently lack a systematic and comprehensive review of pulp stem cells in terms of biological attributes and therapeutic applications. To fill this knowledge gap, researchers led by Jing Mao (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China) and Yan Liu (Peking University, Beijing, China) now provide a concise review of the area in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. Shi et al. concentrate on pulp stem cells to emphasize their updated biological characteristics such as cell markers, multipotency and origin, and promising therapeutic applications, including endodontic regeneration and extraoral tissue repair and regeneration.