Stem Cells Between Regeneration and Tumorigenesis

Stem Cells Between Regeneration and Tumorigenesis

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Experts in the field of cellular biology have shown that the reactivation of pluripotency inherent in all cells can allow us to reprogram cells into a specific cell line. This reprogramming paradigm ...
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Epithelial Oral Stem Cells

Pp. 37-62 (26)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681083315116010005

Author(s): Pieter J. Slootweg, Sabina Zurac


This chapter focuses on the epithelial stem cells in oral mucosa. It starts with the characterization of the normal epithelial stem cells (location, methods of identification, stemness markers). Next, it discusses the concept of cancer stem cells: origin, cancer stem cell markers, cancer stem cells niche and interference with treatment. Finally, the chapter discusses the role of oral stem cells in oral mucosa wound repair.


Oral cancer stem cells, Oral mucosa regeneration, Oral stem cells, Stemness.