Regrow Teeth Clinical Trials: World’s 1st drug to regrow teeth enters clinical trials

What if humans will be able to regrow their teeth? It sounds interesting, isn’t it? However, it is presumably impossible to regrow teeth, and a team of scientists has formed a drug to regrow teeth. It is being said that the process of regrowing teeth could be just around the corner as a team of Japanese pharmaceutical startups is all set to start human trials on a new drug that successfully grew new teeth in animals. Recently, The Japan Times reported that Toregem Biopharma would start clinical trials in July next year after successfully growing new teeth in mice 5 years ago. If you find this development interesting and think it would be a great achievement in medical science, stick with this page and keep reading this article till the end.

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Dr. Katsu Takahashi who is head of the dentistry and oral surgery department at the Medical Research Institute Kitano Hospital, is one of the lead researchers on this project. Dr. Takahashi recently said, “The idea of growing new teeth is every dentist’s dream.” I’ve been working on this since I was a graduate student.” Earlier this year, Dr. Katsu told the Mainichi, “I was confident I’d be able to make it happen.” Take a look below and read more details.

According to the reports, the research of the new drug is currently under process at Kyoto University. Kindly note that this research has been conducted since 2005. Five years ago, during the research, the researchers saw the regrow of teeth in mice when they learned of a particular gene. The antibody of this particular gene is called USAG-1. It can fasten the regrowing of teeth if it is suppressed. Since then the Japanese medical team has been working hard to create a “neutralizing antibody medicine” that is able to block USAG-1.

Now the team of Dr. Katsu and his team are working on the theory of blocking the antibody for this gene USAG-1 that can grow more unwanted teeth. However, they have been proven successful in mice and ferrets, an animal who has a similar dental structure to humans. Now, the researchers are all set to start human trials. If everything happens right, the doctors will carry out clinical trials for children between 2 and 6 years suffering from anodontia which is a rare genetic disorder that causes the absence of six or more teeth.

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