Primary Oral Cells

Here you can find keratinocytes and fibroblasts from the oral tract. You can also find medium to grow the cells as well as RNA, DNA and protein derived from these cells.

Oral keratinocytes act as the major barrier to physical, microbial, and chemical agents that may cause local cell injury. They are involved in the proinflammatory process through the production of cytokines either constitutively or after a variety of stimuli [1], implying that they may potentially participate in controlling oral infections through an inflammatory process.

Fibroblasts are mesenchymal cells with many vital functions during development and in adult organisms. They are responsible for much of the synthesis of extracellular matrix in connective tissues and play major roles in wound healing. Many diseases are associated with fibroblasts, either because fibroblasts are implicated in their etiology or because of the fibrosis that accompanies damage to other cell types in tissues.

The periodontal ligament is a connective tissue located between the cementum of teeth and the alveolar bone of the mandibula. It plays an integral role in the maintenance and regeneration of periodontal tissue. The cells responsible for maintaining this tissue are thought to be fibroblasts, which can be either multipotent or composed of heterogenous cell populations that differ in their function. Despite the similar morphology with gingival fibroblasts, periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLF) appear to display distinct functional activities in the maintenance of tissue integrity.