Substance P expression by human dental pulp fibroblasts: a potential role in neurogenic inflammation.

Neurogenic inflammation describes the local release of neuropeptides, notably substance P (SP), from afferent neurons and might play a role in the pathogenesis of pulpal disease. The fibroblast is the most numerous cell type in the dental pulp, and recent work has suggested that it is involved in the inflammatory response. Primary pulp fibroblast cell… CONTINUE READING