UBC Faculty Research and Publications

Extracellular vesicles in bone and periodontal regeneration: current and potential therapeutic applications Gholami, Leila; Nooshabadi, Vajihe T; Shahabi, Shiva; Jazayeri, Marzieh; Tarzemany, Rana; Afsartala, Zohreh; Khorsandi, Khatereh


Oral mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and their secretomes are considered important factors in the field of medical tissue engineering and cell free biotherapy due to their ease of access, differentiation potential, and successful therapeutic outcomes. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) and the conditioned medium (CM) from MSCs are gaining more attraction as an alternative to cell-based therapies due to the less ethical issues involved, and their easier acquisition, preservation, long term storage, sterilization, and packaging. Bone and periodontal regenerative ability of EVs and CM have been the focus of some recent studies. In this review, we looked through currently available literature regarding MSCs’ EVs or conditioned medium and their general characteristics, function, and regenerative potentials. We will also review the novel applications in regenerating bone and periodontal defects.

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