Hypothesis: A Challenge of Overexpression Zfp521 in Neural
Tendency of Derived Dental Pulp Stem Cells
Neurodegenerative diseases have now become a major challenge, especially in aged societies. Most of the traditional
strategies used for treatment of these diseases are untargeted and have little efficiency. Developments in stem cell
investigations have given much attention to cell therapy as an alternative concept in the regeneration of neural tissues.
Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) can be readily obtained by noninvasive procedures and have been shown to possess
properties similar to well-known mesenchymal stem cells. Furthermore, based on their neural crest origin, DPSCs
are considered to have a good potential to differentiate into neural cells.