Amniotic Membrane: A Novel Material for Regeneration and Repair
Aditi Chopra* and Betsy S Thomas
Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Aditi Chopra
Department of Periodontology
Manipal College of Dental Sciences
Manipal University, Karnataka, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date May 23, 2013; Accepted date July 07, 2013; Published date July 14, 2013
Citation: Chopra A, Thomas BS (2013) Amniotic Membrane: A Novel Material for Regeneration and Repair. J Biomim Biomater Tissue Eng 18:106. doi: 10.4172/1662-100X.1000106
Copyright: © 2013 Chopra A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Amniotic membrane is the inner most lining of the human placenta that is normally discarded after parturition. The membrane has numerous growth factors, proteins and stem cell reserves that help in accelerating wound healing with regeneration of the lost tissues. The preserved human amniotic membrane is a novel tissue engineerined biomaterial that is recently tired in field of medicine and dentistry to regenerate the lost tissues and accelerate repair. This review paper unfolds the inherent structure, properties, mechanisms and the applications of this neglected tissue that makes it a potential material for regeneration especially in the field of oral and periodontal surgeries.