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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Regeneration of periodontal tissues by EMD remains a major challenge because a number of modifying factors are as yet unknown. The effects of EMD seem to be mediated, at least in part, by bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2). This in vitro study was performed to examine whether the effects of EMD on BMP-2 activity are modulated by(More)
To assist in the analysis of plant gene functions we have generated a new Arabidopsis insertion mutant collection of 90 000 lines that carry the T-DNA of Agrobacterium gene fusion vector pPCV6NFHyg. Segregation analysis indicates that the average frequency of insertion sites is 1.29 per line, predicting about 116 100 independent tagged loci in the(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of human beta-defensins (hBD-1, -2) in dental pulps by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry. The mRNA transcripts of human beta-defensin-1 and human beta-defensin-2 could be detected by performing RT-PCR. With immunohistochemical staining of pulp tissue(More)
BALB/c mice sensitized to vaccinia virus expressed G protein of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) develop a Th2-type cytokine response and pulmonary eosinophilia when challenged with live RSV. In this study, BALB/c mice were immunized or challenged with an RSV mutant lacking the G and SH proteins or with DNA vaccines coding for RSV G or F protein. F or G(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the gene expression of human beta-defensin-1, -2, -3 (hBD-1, -2, -3), interleukin-1beta, tumour necrosis factor-alpha and cyclooxygenase-2 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) compared to benign and premalignant lesions as well as healthy controls. Biopsies of healthy gingiva (n=5), irritation fibroma (n=5),(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of human beta-defensins (hBDs) on oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) proliferation and hBD expression in vitro. BHY-OSCC cell lines were stimulated with hBD-1, -2, and -3. Proliferation of BHY cells was ascertained and hBD-mRNA expression was evaluated by real-time PCR. Proliferation of BHY cells(More)
Adipokines, such as nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), are molecules, which are produced in adipose tissue. Recent studies suggest that NAMPT might also be produced in the tooth-supporting tissues, that is, periodontium, which also includes the gingiva. The aim of this study was to examine if and under what conditions NAMPT is produced in(More)
BACKGROUND Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as Porphyromonas gingivalis, and characterized by the destruction of the periodontium. Obese individuals have an increased risk for periodontitis and show decreased serum levels of adiponectin. This in-vitro study was established to examine whether adiponectin(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate gene expression levels of oncogenic relevant human defensins and their impact on proliferation rates of 29 cell lines derived from main types of different tumor origins. Differential gene expression analysis of human defensins was performed by real-time PCR experiments. The proliferation rate of tumor cells(More)
In our study, ghrelin was investigated with respect to its capacity on proliferative effects and molecular correlations on oral tumor cells. The presence of all molecular components of the ghrelin system, i.e., ghrelin and its receptors, was analyzed and could be detected using real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry. To examine cellular effects caused by(More)