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Could your child's baby teeth be a life saver?

Baby teeth revealed as source of stem cells

Scientific American article highlighting the advantages of baby teeth cells over wisdom teeth

Baby teeth provide life-giving stem cells

Banking Baby, Wisdom Teeth For Stem Cells

SHED: stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth.
Miura M, Gronthos S, Zhao M, Lu B, Fisher LW, Robey PG, Shi S.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 May 13;100(10):5807-12. Epub 2003 Apr 25.
PMID: 12716973 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Dental pulp cells provide neurotrophic support for dopaminergic neurons and differentiate into neurons in vitro;
implications for tissue engineering and repair in the nervous system.
Nosrat IV, Smith CA, Mullally P, Olson L, Nosrat CA.
Eur J Neurosci. 2004 May;19(9):2388-98.
PMID: 15128393 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Isolation and identification of huamn dental pulp stem cells.
Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2005 Feb;23(1):75-8. Chinese.
PMID: 15804030 [PubMed - in process]

Stem cell properties of human dental pulp stem cells.
Gronthos S, Brahim J, Li W, Fisher LW, Cherman N, Boyde A, DenBesten P, Robey PG, Shi S.
J Dent Res. 2002 Aug;81(8):531-5.
PMID: 12147742 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A new population of human adult dental pulp stem cells: a useful source of living autologous fibrous bone tissue (LAB).
Laino G, d'Aquino R, Graziano A, Lanza V, Carinci F, Naro F, Pirozzi G, Papaccio G.
J Bone Miner Res. 2005 Aug;20(8):1394-402. Epub 2005 Mar 28.
PMID: 16007337 [PubMed - in process]

Dental pulp cells produce neurotrophic factors, interact with trigeminal neurons in vitro, and rescue motoneurons after spinal cord injury.
Nosrat IV, Widenfalk J, Olson L, Nosrat CA.
Dev Biol. 2001 Oct 1;238(1):120-32.
PMID: 11783998 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]