dental follicle


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dental follicle

[¦dent·əl ′fäl·ə·kəl]
(embryology)
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Dental follicle MSCs (DFSCs) may be an option for the regenerative and anti-inflammatory treatment of ALS because of their potential to differentiate into neuron-like cells (13) and their high ability in the immunosuppression against inflammatory responses.
Immunomodulatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells derived from dental pulp and dental follicle are susceptible to activation by toll-like receptor agonists.
Ameloblastomas may arise from different sources of odontogenic epithelium, including dental follicle epithelial lining.
8) The basic difference between simple and WHO type is that the stroma of the simple fibroma mimics that of a dental follicle from which it is probably derived.
These panoramic radiographs were examined for the presence of normal pericoronal radiolucency sugges-tive of a dental follicle associated with the impacted third molar.
The pathology report described fibrous connective tissue with epithelial inclusions indicating a hyperplastic dental follicle as well as vital bone tissue with mild marrow fibrosis.
Tooth eruption is a localized event in which specific genes in the dental follicle that surrounds the unerupted tooth are either upregulated or downregulated at critical times to bring about the osteoclastogenesis and osteogenesis needed for eruption.
According to this hypothesis, the lesion grows (sometimes while forming a cystic space) next to or into a nearby dental follicle, leading to the "envelopmental theory.
The differential diagnosis of a POF includes a fibrous epulis and odontogenic gingival epithelial hamartoma, whereas for a COF one needs to consider hyperplastic dental follicles, myxofibroma, desmoplastic fibroma, odontogenic myxoma, intraosseous neurofibroma, and possibly carcinoma.