Homayoun H Zadeh

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Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and Epstein-Barr virus type 1 (EBV-1) are frequently detected in human periodontitis lesions. However, no information is available on the types of gingival cells infected by herpesviruses. The present study determined the presence of herpesviruses in polymorphonuclear neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages and T and B lymphocytes(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) provide an advantageous alternative therapeutic option for bone regeneration in comparison to current treatment modalities. However, delivering MSCs to the defect site while maintaining a high MSC survival rate is still a critical challenge in MSC-mediated bone regeneration. Here, we tested the bone regeneration capacity of(More)
An array of therapeutic options are available for treatment of gingival recession defects, though many of these are better suited for treatment of isolated defects. Some of the limitations of current techniques include the need for harvesting of autogenous donor tissues and their associated morbidity, as well as scar formation at the recipient site(More)
The pathogenic bacterium Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans expresses a leukotoxin (Ltx) and cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) with cytolytic properties. CDT also has cytostatic properties, inducing a G2 cell cycle block. The extent of the contribution of these, as well as other toxins, to the cytolytic and cytostatic activities of this microorganism have(More)
Recently, it has been shown that tethered anti-BMP2 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) can trap BMP ligands and thus provide BMP inductive signals for osteo-differentiation of progenitor cells. The objectives of this study were to: (1) develop a co-delivery system based on murine anti-BMP2 mAb-loaded alginate microspheres encapsulating human bone marrow(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM In cases with limited bone height, short implants could be a good alternative to augmentation procedures. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to compare the clinical performance of implants of 6 mm or 11 mm in length in the posterior region. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this multicenter trial (six study sites), 95 subjects were(More)
INTRODUCTION This article introduces a technique combining corticotomy and orthodontic forces, or accelerated osteogenic orthodontics, for use in patients with a Class III occlusion and a thin alveolus who will undergo orthognathic surgery. METHODS Two adults with Class III malocclusion undergoing anterior decompensation for mandibular setback surgery(More)
Recent studies in our laboratory have demonstrated that Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans has a potent T cell stimulatory effect, activating more than half of all T cells. However, since the fate of these activated T cells was not known, the present study sought to determine whether all of these T cells differentiate into effector cells. To that end, the(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of our study is to analyse the results of our surgical technique for the treatment of proximal humeral fractures and fracture dislocations using locking plates in conjunction with calcium sulphate bone-substitute augmentation and tuberosity repair using high-strength sutures. We used the extended deltoid-splitting approach for fracture(More)