Tooth Repair Mecanisms (image) INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale) Share Print E-Mail Caption In response to a lesion, the pulpal stem cells respond to serotonin and dopamine released by the blood platelets to ensure repair of the dentine. This discovery provides the fundamental basis for developing therapeutic strategies to mobilize the resident pulpal stem cells in order to magnify the natural reparative capacity of the teeth. Credit © Inserm / Odile Kellermann, Anne Baudry Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.