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Effects of low level laser phototherapy associated with scaffold with incorporation of BMP4 in adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of stem cells from human dental pulp: in vitro study

Grant number: 13/03864-6
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2013 - June 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry
Principal Investigator:Marcia Martins Marques
Grantee:Marcia Martins Marques
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia (FO). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Maintaining the vitality of the dental element in the oral cavity is a major challenge of minimally invasive dentistry. Due to the low remodeling potential of the dental pulp, particularly in mature teeth, conservative treatments of this tissue tend to fail, especially when performed as a result of carious process. Currently, no restorative material integrally reproduces the physical and chemical characteristics of sound tooth tissue. On the other hand, cell therapy has shown great potential to regenerate the pulp-dentin complex. Scaffolds, morfogens and stem cells are the key elements of study in tissue engineering. Recently, phototherapy with low intensity laser (FTLBI) has shown a promising additional component, able to modulate cellular functions necessary for rebuilding tissue, like stem cell proliferation and migration. In this way, the aim of this study is to investigate the influence of FTLBI associated to a scaffold consisting of hydrogels (Poloxamer 407), incorporated with growth factor BMP4, in the adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of stem cells from human dental pulp in vitro. The cell adhesion and proliferation inside the biomaterial will be observed using fluorescence microscopy. Moreover, cell diferentiation into the scaffold will be investigated by dentin matrix proteins identification by western blotting analysis as well as the production calcium deposits by alizarin red assay. Data willl be analysed with a confidence level of 95%. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ALVES DINIZ, IVANA MARCIA; HORTA, IVAY DINIZ; AZEVEDO, CYNTHIA SOARES; ELMADJIAN, THAIS REGINA; MATOS, ADRIANA BONA; LORENZETTI SIMIONATO, MARIA REGINA; MARQUES, MARCIA MARTINS. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy: A promise candidate for caries lesions treatment. Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy, v. 12, n. 3, p. 511-518, . (12/16552-0, 13/03864-6)

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