Journal of Oral Tissue Engineering

Novel Research Targets of Regenerative Medicine

Koichi IMAI
Department of Biomaterials, Osaka Dental University, Osaka, Japan

J Oral Tissue Engin 2014;12(2):100-105

The field of regenerative medicine has recently made marked advances in stem cell research. Adult stem cells, called somatic or tissue stem cells that can only be differentiated into limited cell types, have been generally used for regenerative medicine. However, with the development of iPS cells, tissues and cells of interest will be artificially generated and implanted into patients to repair sites of damage. In the present study, technical objectives for this purpose are summarized.

Key words: iPS cells, differentiation control, acceleration, higher-order structure, human serum