Dental follicle progenitor cell heterogeneity in the developing mouse periodontium.

@article{Luan2006DentalFP,
  title={Dental follicle progenitor cell heterogeneity in the developing mouse periodontium.},
  author={Xianghong Luan and Yoshihiro Ito and Smit Jayant Dangaria and Thomas G. H. Diekwisch},
  journal={Stem cells and development},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={595-608}
}
As a developmental precursor for diverse periodontal tissues, the dental follicle (DF) harbors great promise for periodontal tissue regeneration. However, development of optimal therapy awaits the answer to a key question that impinges on many issues in development-Do adult progenitor tissues form a homogeneous cell population that differentiates into target tissues when they arrive at the site, or they contain heterogeneous cell populations that are committed to specific fates? To address the… CONTINUE READING