Patrick Suezaki1 and Nan Xiao2*
1Doctor of Dental Surgery Program, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry University of the Pacific, USA
2Department of Biomedical Sciences, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry University of the Pacific, USA
Neurotrophic factors have long been considered growth factors that promote survival and growth of various neuronal tissues. Recent studies showed that neurotrophic factors are also present in dental pulp and periodontal ligament. This paper reviews the literature about the ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF), a member of the neurotrophic factor family, and indicates the potential clinical application of CNTF in dental stem cell therapy.
Suezaki P, Xiao N. Potential Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor Application in Dental Stem Cell Therapy. J Dent Oral Biol. 2017; 2(3): 1030.