A. L. Ejeil

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BACKGROUND In inflamed periodontal tissues, gingival fibroblasts are able to express matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their natural inhibitors, tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs). They can also respond to growth factors and cytokines. In this study, the in vitro effects of avocado and soybean unsaponifiable residues (ASU), their(More)
Supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS) and Williams Beuren syndrome (WBS) can be considered as inherited diseases affecting the whole arterial tree and causing narrowing of the vessels. It has been reported that abnormal deposition of elastin in arterial walls of patients with SVAS and WBS leads to increased proliferation of arterial smooth muscle cells(More)
This study examined the effects of a vegetable extract from Lupinus albus (LU105) on MMPs and TIMPs secreted by human gingival fibroblasts in culture. LU105 was extracted from seeds of L. albus and is freely soluble in water. Gelatin zymography showed that control human gingival fibroblasts maintained in culture for 48 h express pro-MMP2 (progelatinase A)(More)
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) are considered to be drug-induced diseases, and are characterized by extensive mucocutaneous disorder and epidermal necrosis which result in the detachment of the epidermis. Inactive and active forms of metalloproteinases (MMP2 and MMP9) secreted by skin explants maintained in organ culture(More)
The aim of this study was to determine if a vegetable extract from seeds of Lupinus albus (LU 105) has the capacity to inhibit human leukocyte elastase and/or protect gingival elastic fibers against proteolytic degradation. LU105 was extracted from seeds of L albus and is freely soluble in water. In this study the ex-vivo elastolytic activity of human(More)
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