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Oral keratinocyte stem cells in inflammation and wound healing

Authors: Nikolay Iskitiev*, Irina Alexandru**, Antonia Isaeva*, Vanyo Mitev* * Dept.

* Dept. of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry, Medical University - Sofia
** Private Practice, Bucharest, Romania

Abstract

Oral keratinocyte stem cells are a minor population of cells found in the basal layers of the oral epithelia. Their unique properties also include quiescence and a great potential to renew and proliferate. Intense efforts are currently undertaken in order to characterize their behavior in health and disease. The current article focuses on understanding the molecular pathways that govern keratinocyte stem cells behavior in infl ammatory affections and wound healing…

Romanian Dental Journal © 2014