Immunolocalization of CD 34 positive progenitor cells in healthy human gingiva--a pilot study.

@article{Lavu2009ImmunolocalizationOC,
  title={Immunolocalization of CD 34 positive progenitor cells in healthy human gingiva--a pilot study.},
  author={Vamsi Lavu and Ramya Padmavathy and Suresh Ranga Rao},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  year={2009},
  volume={129 6},
  pages={685-9}
}
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE The gingiva is a tissue with a high turnover rate of both epithelial and connective tissue cells. In an attempt to identify the possible source of cells which maintain the tissue turnover, we used CD 34, a well established marker of peripheral blood stem cell in healthy human gingiva to determine the origin of progenitor cells in healthy gingiva. METHODS Healthy human gingival samples (n=15) were collected from patients undergoing orthodontic extraction… CONTINUE READING