Capturing the Regenerative Potential of Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts

  title={Capturing the Regenerative Potential of Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts},
  author={C. M. Scanlon and J Marchesan and Stephen E Soehren and Mitsuhiro Matsuo and Y Kapila},
  booktitle={Journal of stem cells & regenerative medicine},
The cell population within the periodontal ligament (PDL) tissue is remarkably heterogeneous1. Fibroblasts, a mixed population of cells, are the main cellular component of the PDL and the cell type most often studied for periodontal regeneration. Osteoblasts and osteoclasts are found on the bone side, while fibroblasts, macrophages, undifferentiated adult/mesenchymal stem cells, neural elements, and endothelial cells are found throughout the PDL. Epithelial rests of Malassez cells and… CONTINUE READING