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|Title:||Monocyte activation by Porphyromonas gingivalis LPS in aggressive periodontitis with the use of whole-blood cultures|
R. E. Schifferle
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Thailand
|Citation:||Journal of Dental Research. Vol.83, No.7 (2004), 540-545|
|Abstract:||In this study, we re-visited the issue of hyper-responsiveness of monocytes to bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in aggressive periodontitis patients. We used whole-blood cultures to compare monocyte activation by Porphyromonas gingivalis LPS between Thai subjects with generalized aggressive periodontitis and those without periodontitis. Upon stimulation with P. gingivalis LPS, expression of co-stimulatory molecules on monocytes and expression of CD69 on NK and γδ T-cells were analyzed by flow cytometry, and the production of interleukin-1β and prostaglandin E2was monitored by ELISA. LPS stimulation resulted in a dose-dependent up-regulation of CD40, CD80, and CD86 on monocytes, and up-regulation of CD69 on NK cells and γδ T-cells in both the periodontitis and non-periodontitis groups. The levels of activation markers and the mediator production after LPS stimulation were quite similar for both groups. In conclusion, we did not observe hyper-responsiveness of monocytes to P. gingivalis LPS challenge in Thai patients with aggressive periodontitis.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2001-2005|
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