BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (PRWEB) November 01, 2019
A new study from the University of Plymouth has uncovered a connection between a specific gene and how that gene activates stem cell activity and tissue regeneration. The gene Dlk1 is a transmembrane protein that has a main function of repeating epidermal cell growth. What has been found, by Dr. Bing Hu and his research team at the University of Plymouth, is that mesenchymal stem cells (the cells that make up skeletal tissue) are essential in the creation of the hard tissue that covers up the body of a tooth. They are able to be replicated when the gene Dlk1 is found present and abundant in the mother tissue of the cells. Further tests are required before human testing is realistic, but, with these new findings, there is a realistic possibility of regenerating tooth cells in subjects with major oral disease and degeneration.
Dr. Borzoo Ahmadi, a renowned cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, notes how these findings have wide ranging impacts in Cosmetic Dentistry. "These findings are especially positive when it comes to the future of cosmetic dentistry. As we continue to find out how to utilize this regenerative process, dentists need to educate themselves on the processes," Dr. Ahmadi stated.