• Granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor and keratinocyte growth factor control of early stages of differentiation of oral epithelium 

      Das, Ridhima; Virlan, Maria Justina Roxana; Xenaki, Victoria; Kulasekara, Keerthi Kumara; Lukandu, Ochiba Mohammed; Neppelberg, Evelyn; Vintermyr, Olav Karsten; Johannessen, Anne Christine; Calenic, Bogdan; Costea, Daniela Elena (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Oral epithelial differentiation is known to be directed by underlying fibroblasts, but the responsible factor(s) have not been identified. We aimed here to identify fibroblast-derived factors responsible for oral epithelial ...
    • Isolation and characterization of cells derived from human epithelial rests of Malassez 

      Kitajima, Kayoko; Das, Ridhima; Liang, Xiao; Neppelberg, Evelyn; Johannessen, Anne Christine; Costea, Daniela Elena; Igarashi, Masaru (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The epithelial rests of Malassez (ERMs) might represent a valuable source of oral epithelial cells with stem cell properties. The purpose of this study was to isolate and characterize cells derived from human ERM, and ...
    • Novel Methods and Sources for Regeneration of Oral Mucosa 

      Das, Ridhima (Doctoral thesis, 2022-06-16)
      Background: Common clinical approaches for replacing damaged oral mucosa are represented by autologous skin grafts which have numerous shortcomings and pose serious post-surgical morbidity. Cultured oral mucosal sheets ...