Journal article

Peripheral T helper cell profiles during management of periodontitis

Nidhi Medara, Jason C Lenzo, Katrina A Walsh, Neil M O'Brien-Simpson, Eric C Reynolds, Ivan B Darby

Journal Of Clinical Periodontology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIM: Periodontitis has been associated with other systemic diseases with underlying inflammation responsible for the shared link. This study evaluated longitudinal variation in peripheral T helper cells in periodontitis patients undergoing management over 1 year. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Periodontal parameters and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from 54 periodontitis patients at baseline, and 3-, 6- and 12-months post-treatment and 40 healthy controls. IFN-γ+ , IL-4+ , IL-17+ and Foxp3+ and their double-positive expression were identified in CD4+ and TCRαβ+ cells using flow cytometry. PBMCs were incubated with P. gingivalis, and IFN-γ, IL-4, IL-17 and IL-10 in cell su..

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