Huanxin Meng

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BACKGROUND Vitamin D is associated with a number of inflammatory diseases and plays a significant role in regulating bone metabolism. Serum calcifediol was demonstrated to be potentially associated with periodontal disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether an association exists between plasma calcifediol concentrations and aggressive(More)
BACKGROUND 25-hydroxy vitamin D(3) is the major circulating metabolite of vitamin D. Elevated plasma 25-hydroxy vitamin D(3) levels were verified to be associated with generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAgP). In the present study, the influence of initial periodontal therapy on systemic and local levels of 25-hydroxy vitamin D(3) and three related(More)
BACKGROUND The association between periodontitis and systemic health is evident; however, until recently, there was a lack of scientific evidence to define the relationship between aggressive periodontitis (AgP) and systemic conditions. The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics of peripheral blood cellular and serum protein parameters in(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of placement depth on bone remodeling around implants with two different types of tapered internal implant-abutment interface (IAI): tapped-in (TI) tapered internal IAI and screwed-in (SI) tapered internal IAI in dogs. METHODS The second, third, and fourth premolars and the first molar in(More)
BACKGROUND We previously demonstrated that 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3), the precursor of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3), is abundant around periodontal soft tissues. Here we investigate whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) is converted to 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) in periodontal soft tissue cells and explore the possibility of an autocrine/paracrine function of(More)
OBJECTIVE Human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs) may play an important role in osteoclastogenesis in alveolar bone by expressing the receptor activator of NF-KappaB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG). The present study aimed to investigate the differences between the effects of osteogenic induction and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) (VD(3)) on hPDLC(More)
PURPOSE Inactivation of p16 gene by CpG methylation is a frequent event in oral epithelial dysplasia. To investigate the predictive value of p16 methylation on malignant potential in oral epithelial dysplasia, we carried out the prospective cohort study. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN One hundred one patients with histologically confirmed mild or moderate oral(More)
Calprotectin, a heterodimer of S100A8 and S100A9 subunits, is associated with inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and cystic fibrosis. Although calprotectin levels are increased significantly in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of periodontitis patients, its effects on periodontal ligament cells (PDLCs) remain largely unknown. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND The microbiologic feature of aggressive periodontitis (AgP) in Chinese patients has not yet been determined. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of eight periodontal microorganisms and the distribution of the Porphyromonas gingivalis fimA genotype in a cohort of Chinese patients with AgP. METHODS Saliva and pooled subgingival plaque(More)