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World J Stem Cells. Jun 26, 2015; 7(5): 839-851
Published online Jun 26, 2015. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v7.i5.839
Human dental pulp stem cells: Applications in future regenerative medicine
Pravin D Potdar, Yogita D Jethmalani
Pravin D Potdar, Yogita D Jethmalani, Department of Molecular Medicine and Biology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai 400026, Maharashtra, India
Author contributions: Both authors contributed to this manuscript.
Supported by Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India, Project ni 491, A/C 27814.
Conflict-of-interest: No.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Pravin D Potdar, MSc, PhD, DMLT, DHE, DMS, Head, Department of Molecular Medicine and Biology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 15 Dr. G Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai 400026, Maharashtra, India.
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Received: October 24, 2014
Peer-review started: October 27, 2014
First decision: January 20, 2015
Revised: April 2, 2015
Accepted: April 16, 2015
Article in press: April 20, 2015
Published online: June 26, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Human dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) have shown a potentiality for the treatment of various human diseases including dental related problems. The review will overview the information about DPSCs, their isolation, cellular and molecular characterization, differentiation into various types of cells and their applications in regenerative therapies for various diseases. This review will be most useful for postgraduate dental students as well as the scientists working in the field of oral pathology, oral medicine and regenerative medicine.