Human immature dental pulp stem cells share key characteristic features with limbal stem cells.

@article{Monteiro2009HumanID,
  title={Human immature dental pulp stem cells share key characteristic features with limbal stem cells.},
  author={Beany Guimar{\~a}es Monteiro and Rui C. Serafim and Gustavo Barreto de Melo and Marcelo Cavenaghi Pereira da Silva and Nelson Foresto Lizier and Carlos Magno da Costa Maranduba and Ricardo Luiz Smith and Alexandre Kerkis and Humberto F Cerruti and Jos{\'e} {\'A}lvaro Pereira Gomes and Irina Kerkis},
  journal={Cell proliferation},
  year={2009},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={587-94}
}
OBJECTIVES Limbal stem cells (LSC) are self-renewing, highly proliferative cells in vitro, which express a set of specific markers and in vivo have the capacity to reconstruct the entire corneal epithelium in cases of ocular surface injury. Currently, LSC transplantation is a commonly used procedure in patients with either uni- or bilateral total limbal stem cells deficiency (TLSCD). Although LSC transplantation holds great promise for patients, several problems need to be overcome. In order to… CONTINUE READING

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