Dr. Augustas Pivoriūnas is Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs and Head of the Department of Stem Cell Biology at State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine, Vilnius, Lithuania. He leads an active group of scientists and PhD students and his research interests focus primarily on human mesenchymal stem cells derived from different adult tissues and their applications in basic research and cell-based therapies.
Scientists at the Department of Stem Cell Biology successfuly isolated and characterized several different lines of MSC-like cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth and other dental tissues (Stem Cells Dev. 2010; 19(7): 1081-93; J Mol Neurosci 2013 51:307–317; J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2017 Jun;45(6):845-854.).
Currently we are focusing our investigation on the therapeutic properties of extracellular vesicles (EVs) derived from dental tissue-stem cells.
During my talk I will discuss EVs as a potential novel therapeutic tools against periodontitis. I will also present some recent data about the effects of EVs on the inflammatory response in human periodontal ligament stem cells.
The Art and Science of Dental Treatment planning conference
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