Dental Pulp Stem Cells in Customized 3D Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Regeneration of Peripheral Nervous System

  • Siddhartha Das
  • Jayesh R. BellareEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2125)


Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) are adult multipotent stem cells of neuroectodermal origin; they provide an encouraging perspective in the domain of nerve tissue engineering. DPSCs could be transplanted in biodegradable electrospun neuro-supportive scaffold (optimized in various 3D geometries like coating on the surface of titanium implant, hollow/solid tubes, etc.) for enhanced in vivo recovery of peripheral nerves. Herein, we describe the fabrication of uniform bead-free nanofibrous scaffold which supports DPSCs, proliferation, and their subsequent neural differentiation and thus could be utilized for enhanced regeneration of peripheral nervous system.


Dental pulp stem cells Electrospun nanofibers Neural tissue engineering Peripheral nerve regeneration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biosciences and BioengineeringIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Wadhwani Research Center for Bioengineering (WRCB)Indian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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