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Dental and nondental stem cell based regeneration of the craniofacial region: a tissue based approach

Hughes, Declan and Song, Bing 2016. Dental and nondental stem cell based regeneration of the craniofacial region: a tissue based approach. Stem Cells International 2016 , pp. 1-20. 10.1155/2016/8307195

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Abstract

Craniofacial reconstruction may be a necessary treatment for those who have been affected by trauma, disease, or pathological developmental conditions. The use of stem cell therapy and tissue engineering shows massive potential as a future treatment modality. Currently in the literature, there is a wide variety of published experimental studies utilising the different stem cell types available and the plethora of available scaffold materials. This review investigates different stem cell sources and their unique characteristics to suggest an ideal cell source for regeneration of individual craniofacial tissues. At present, understanding and clinical applications of stem cell therapy remain in their infancy with numerous challenges to overcome. In spite of this, the field displays immense capacity and will no doubt be utilised in future clinical treatments of craniofacial regeneration.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Publisher: Hindawi
ISSN: 1687-9678
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 May 2016
Date of Acceptance: 26 March 2016
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2017 03:35
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/90670

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