Their recent study published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No. 30, 2013) showed that human periodontal ligament stem cells (1 × 106) were injected into the crush-injured left mental nerve in rats. Simultaneously, autologous Schwann cells (1 × 106) and PBS were also injected as controls. The researchers found that human periodontal ligament stem cells and autologous Schwann cells exhibited similar therapeutic effects. The findings from this study suggest that transplantation of human periodontal ligament stem cells show a potential value in repair of mental nerve injury.
Li BH, Jung HJ, Kim SM, Kim MJ, Jahng JW, Lee JH. Human periodontal ligament stem cells repair mental nerve injury. Neural Regen Res. 2013;8(30):2827-2837.
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