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Epithelial stem cells from oral mucosa: Isolation, characterization and response to injury

Grant number: 08/11641-9
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: October 01, 2009 - April 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry
Principal Investigator:Andrea Mantesso Pobocik
Grantee:Andrea Mantesso Pobocik
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia (FO). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated grant(s):10/51462-6 - Oral epithelial stem cells: evaluation of response to injury and self-renew capacity, AP.R


The oral mucosa has increasingly calling attention of the literature as a source of cells for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. It is recognized that the epithelial tissue is maintained by a progeny of particular cells, called stem cells, which are self maintained and characteristically present higher proliferative potential and capacity to differentiate into other types that constitute the tissue. Until now, it is known that the epithelial stem cells are rare and located in specific niches, but their isolation remains a challenge. Herein we propose to identify and isolate a population of progenitors/stem cells from oral keratinocytes cultures. Once isolated, we will characterize the different clones by proliferation assays; surface cell markers and their capacity to differentiate and reconstruct the layers of the epithelium and respond to injury. (AU)

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FELIPE PEROZZO DALTOE; NÉLIO ALESSANDRO JESUS DE OLIVEIRA; CIBELE NUNES PERON; PAUL THOMAS SHARPE; ANDREA MANTESSO. Phenotype changes of oral epithelial stem cells after in vitro culture. Brazilian Oral Research, v. 34, . (08/11641-9)
DALTOE, FELIPE PEROZZO; JESUS DE OLIVEIRA, NELIO ALESSANDRO; PERON, CIBELE NUNES; SHARPE, PAUL THOMAS; MANTESSO, ANDREA. Phenotype changes of oral epithelial stem cells after in vitro culture. BRAZILIAN ORAL RESEARCH, v. 34, p. 8-pg., . (08/11641-9)

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