Dragan Gazivoda

Learn More
BACKGROUND The role of cytokines in pathogenesis of periapical lesions is not well understood. The aim of this study was to study the correlation between proinflammatory and immunoregulatory cytokines in periapical lesions and their relationship with cellular composition and clinical presentation. METHODS Inflammatory cells were isolated from 67 human(More)
Interleukin (IL)-17 plays an important role in inflammation and certain autoimmune diseases. However, its role in the pathogenesis of chronic dental periapical lesions has not been studied. Periapical lesion mononuclear cells (PL-MNC) were isolated from inflammatory cells and phenotypically analyzed by immunocytochemistry. The cells were cultured in vitro(More)
IL-27, a cytokine with pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory properties, is a new member of the IL-6/IL-12 family, whose function in periapical lesions is unknown. We hypothesized that the production of IL-27 and its effect depend upon the type of immune/inflammatory response and clinical presentation of periapical lesions. We tested this hypothesis by(More)
Proinflammatory and immunoregulatory cytokines are important for the pathogenesis of periapical lesions. However, little is known about how their functions are balanced and controlled at different phases of lesion development. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the production of Th1, Th2, Th17 and T regulatory cell (T reg)(More)
BACKGROUND Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of periapical lesions. Its expression is up-regulated by interleukin (IL)-12) and down-regulated by IL-10. The aim of this work was to study the cellular source of these cytokines and their mutual interactions in human periapical lesions. METHODS Mononuclear cells, macrophages and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The most common materials implanted in the human organism are suture materials that are classified on the basis of several criteria, usually the origin, structure, and properties. The properties of suture materials are related to its absorbability and non-absorbability. When using resorbable materials it is of great importance to determine(More)
AIM To analyse phenotypic characteristics of antigen-presenting cells (APC), isolated from human periapical lesions by flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry. METHODOLOGY Sixteen periapical lesions were digested for 15 min with 0.05% collagenase. Mononuclear cells, separated from other inflammatory cells by density centrifugation, were processed for flow(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Suture materials play an important role in healing, enabling reconstruction and reassembly of tissue separated by the surgical procedure or trauma, and at the same time facilitating and promoting healing and hemostasis. Suture materials are used daily in oral surgery, and are considered to be substances most commonly implanted in human body.(More)
BACKGROUND Nasopalatine duct cyst is a developmental, nonodontogenic cyst of jaw. CASE REPORT We presented a 46-year-old male with nasopalatine duct cyst. The clinical examination revealed fluctuant swellings of the anterior palate, without pain, 4-5 cm in diametar. Both radiographs showed the presence of an ovoid radiolucency located in the midline of(More)
CD4(+)CD25(hi)Foxp3(+) regulatory T-cells (Tregs) are of crucial importance in regulating the immune response, including the control of any defense against infection. Their presence in periapical lesions has not been demonstrated, as yet. We hypothesized that Tregs infiltrate periapical lesions, where they inhibit T-cell proliferation. The aim of this study(More)