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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 296-298
Gingival mesenchymal stem cells


1 Department of Dentistry, ESIC Medical College, PGIMSR and Model Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, College of Dental Sciences, Davanagere, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, The Oxford Dental College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepak Venkatesh
Department of Dentistry, ESIC Medical College, PGIMSR and Model Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_162_17

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The human gingiva, characterized by its outstanding scarless wound healing properties, is a unique tissue and a pivotal component of the periodontal apparatus, investing and surrounding the teeth in their sockets in the alveolar bone. In the last year's gingival mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (GMSCs), with promising regenerative and immunomodulatory properties, have been isolated and characterized from the gingival lamina propria. These cells, in contrast to other mesenchymal stem/progenitor cell (MSC) sources, are abundant, readily accessible and easily obtainable through minimally invasive cell isolation techniques. This short communication summarizes the current scientific evidence on GMSCs.


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