Soluble matrix from osteoblastic cells induces mineralization by dental pulp cells.

Dental pulp cells have a capacity to differentiate into mineralization-inducing cells. To clarify the molecular mechanism, we established an in vitro mineralization-inducing system by rat clonal dental pulp cell line, RPC-C2A, and tried to purify a mineralization-inducing factor in conditioned medium (CM) from pre-osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells. The active… CONTINUE READING