The biological effect of dentin noncollagenous proteins (DNCPs) on the human periodontal ligament stem cells (HPDLSCs) in vitro and in vivo.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Stomatology, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.
Tissue Engineering Part A (Impact Factor: 4.7). 11/2008; 14(12):2059-68. DOI: 10.1089/ten.tea.2008.0021
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT It was recognized that periodontal progenitor cells penetrate disintegrated Hertwig's epithelial root sheath, and contact with root dentin give rise to periodontium formation. Clinically, direct contact of the conditioned or denuded root surfaces with periodontal cells seems to be a prerequisite for periodontal regeneration. In this study, we investigated the biological effect of dentin noncollagenous proteins (DNCPs) on the human periodontal ligament stem cells (HPDLSCs) in vitro and in vivo. Chemical-conditioned root dentin (CCRD) was prepared by process of partly demineralization and deproteinization. Treated HPDLSCs with DNCPs showed increased proliferation and adhesion ability. Induced HPDLSCs presented several features of cementoblast differentiation, as indicated by morphologic changes, enhanced alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, increased matrix mineralization, and upregulated expression of mineralization-associated genes. Incubation of treated HPDLSC aggregate in vivo revealed that cementum-like tissues formed along the CCRD surface with fibrous tissue adjacent to or inserted into it, but untreated HPDLSCs cannot form similar structure. To our knowledge, this is the first study to apply active proteins derived from dentin with periodontal stem cells to construct periodontal structure, which may shed light on human periodontal tissue regeneration.

  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Periodontitis, an inflammatory disease, is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. Attempts to regenerate the complex system of tooth-supporting apparatus (i.e., the periodontal ligament, alveolar bone and root cementum) after loss/damage due to periodontitis have made some progress recently and provide a useful experimental model for the evaluation of future regenerative therapies. Concentrated efforts have now moved from the use of guided tissue/bone regeneration technology, a variety of growth factors and various bone grafts/substitutes toward the design and practice of endogenous regenerative technology by recruitment of host cells (cell homing) or stem cell-based therapeutics by transplantation of outside cells to enhance periodontal tissue regeneration and its biomechanical integration. This shift is driven by the general inability of conventional therapies to deliver satisfactory outcomes, particularly in cases where the disease has caused large tissue defects in the periodontium. Cell homing and cell transplantation are both scientifically meritorious approaches that show promise to completely and reliably reconstitute all tissue and connections damaged through periodontal disease, and hence research into both directions should continue. In view of periodontal regeneration by paradigms that unlock the body's innate regenerative potential has been reviewed elsewhere, this paper specifically explores and analyses the stem cell types and cell delivery strategies that have been or have the potential to be used as therapeutics in periodontal regenerative medicine, with particular emphasis placed on the efficacy and safety concerns of current stem cell-based periodontal therapies that may eventually enter into the clinic.
    Biomaterials 06/2012; 33(27):6320-44. DOI:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2012.05.048 · 8.31 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Pulp vitality is extremely important for the tooth viability, since it provides nutrition and acts as biosensor to detect pathogenic stimuli. In the dental clinic, most dental pulp infections are irreversible due to its anatomical position and organization. It is difficult for the body to eliminate the infection, which subsequently persists and worsens. The widely used strategy currently in the clinic is to partly or fully remove the contaminated pulp tissue, and fill and seal the void space with synthetic material. Over time, the pulpless tooth, now lacking proper blood supply and nervous system, becomes more vulnerable to injury. Recently, potential for successful pulp regeneration and revascularization therapies is increasing due to accumulated knowledge of stem cells, especially dental pulp stem cells. This paper will review current progress and feasible strategies for dental pulp regeneration and revascularization.
    International Journal of Dentistry 04/2010; 2010(1687-8728):856087. DOI:10.1155/2010/856087
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Periodontal disease is characterized by the destruction of tooth supporting tissues. Regeneration of periodontal tissues using ex vivo expanded cells has been introduced and studied, although appropriate methodology has not yet been established. We developed a novel cell transplant method for periodontal regeneration using periodontal ligament stem cell (PDLSC)-transferred amniotic membrane (PDLSC-amnion). The aim of this study was to investigate the regenerative potential of PDLSC-amnion in a rat periodontal defect model. Cultured PDLSCs were transferred onto amniotic membranes using a glass substrate treated with polyethylene glycol and photolithography. The properties of PDLSCs were investigated by flow cytometry and in vitro differentiation. PDLSC-amnion was transplanted into surgically created periodontal defects in rat maxillary molars. Periodontal regeneration was evaluated by micro-CT and histological analysis. PDLSCs showed mesenchymal stem cell-like characteristics such as cell surface marker expression (CD90, CD44, CD73, CD105, CD146 and STRO-1) and tri-lineage differentiation ability (i.e., into osteoblasts, adipocytes and chondrocytes). PDLSC-amnion exhibited a single layer of PDLSCs on the amniotic membrane and stability of the sheet even with movement and deformation caused by surgical instruments. We observed that the PDLSC-amnion enhanced periodontal tissue regeneration as determined by micro-CT and histology by 4 weeks after transplantation. These data suggest that PDLSC-amnion has therapeutic potential as a novel cell based regenerative periodontal therapy.
    Tissue Engineering Part A 09/2013; DOI:10.1089/ten.TEA.2013.0017 · 4.64 Impact Factor