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OBJECTIVES Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) could be isolated from healthy periodontal ligaments (PDL). The aims of this study were to isolate and characterize human PDL stem cells (hPDLSCs) from inflamed PDL tissue, and to evaluate their regenerative potential. MATERIALS AND METHODS Inflamed hPDLSCs (ihPDLSCs) were isolated from the inflamed PDL tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Human periodontal ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs) are promising mesenchymal stem cells that are readily accessible. However, there is as yet no consensus as to the optimal culture medium for hPDLSCs. Thus, the purpose of the present study is to determine the optimal culture medium for long-term expansion of hPDLSCs. METHODS hPDLSCs were isolated(More)
OBJECTIVE the aim of this study was to understand the cellular/molecular mechanisms of periodontal breakdown in a collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model in mice to enhance the understanding of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated alveolar bone loss in humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS all analyses were performed on paired samples from CIA and control group(More)
PURPOSE (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has been reported to exert anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects in periodontitis. However, its exact mechanism of action has yet to be determined. The present in vitro study evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of EGCG on human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (hPDLFs) and human periodontal ligament(More)
PURPOSE Avulsed tooth can be completely recovered, if sound periodontal ligament (PDL) of tooth is maintained. Although a lot of storage solutions have been explored for the better storage of avulsed tooth, there is a shortcoming that the preservation time is much short. On the other hand, there has been studies that (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG),(More)
Block-type biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) carriers are more effective at delivering recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in various clinical situations than are particle-type carriers, due to their potential for highly successful three-dimensional bone regeneration. The aim of this study was to confirm the bone-regenerative(More)
BACKGROUND In-vitro and animal studies using EDC cross-linked membranes have shown great resistance to enzymatic digestion as well as low cytotoxicity, and indicated its potential expediency as a barrier membrane for guided bone regeneration (GBR). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy, biocompatibility and degradation kinetics of a novel(More)
PURPOSE For periodontal tissue engineering, it is a primary requisite and a challenge to select the optimum types of cells, properties of scaffold, and growth factor combination to reconstruct a specific tissue in its natural form and with the appropriate function. Owing to fundamental disadvantages associated with using a two-dimensional substrate, several(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to characterize the efficacy of nano-hydroxyapatite-coated silk fibroin constructs as a scaffold for bone tissue engineering and to determine the osteogenic effect of human dental pulp and periodontal ligament derived cells at an early stage of healing in rabbits. 3D silk fibroin constructs were developed and coated(More)
The initiation and progression of cancer is closely associated with the tumor microenvironment. The overexpression of oncogenes during tumor growth and progression by stromal stimuli can affect the aggressiveness of the cancer. In this study, in vitro and in vivo studies were performed to examine the role of stromal epidermal growth factor (EGF) in(More)