Massimo Tommaso Rota

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Several in vitro investigations have indicated that the particulate phase of cigarette smoke, such as nicotine, affects many cell types, including gingival fibroblasts. However, few studies have been performed on the effects of the volatile fraction on the cellular structures that are involved in cell functions, such as adhesion and proliferation. Since the(More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco and some of its volatile and non-volatile components have been found to affect many types of cells including gingival fibroblasts. Since normal gingival fibroblast functioning is fundamental to the maintenance of the periodontal connective tissue, as well as to wound healing, we examined the effect of acrolein and acetaldehyde, volatile(More)
BACKGROUND Mouthrinses are widely utilized in daily oral and dental hygiene to control plaque. However, most commercially available mouthrinses contain alcohol as an excipient. Most studies have focused on the clinical side effects related to the alcoholic fraction of mouthrinses, overlooking alcohol metabolism in the mouth. Due to this oral enzymatic(More)
BACKGROUND Several in vitro investigations have indicated that the particulate phase of cigarette smoke as nicotine affects many cell types including gingival fibroblasts, but few studies have examined the effect of volatile fraction on cellular structures involved in cell functions such as adhesion and proliferation. Since gingival fibroblast survival and(More)
Increasing evidence indicates a strong relationship exists between harmful habits like smoking and alcohol drinking and upper digestive tract cancer. In addition, smokers and alcohol drinkers also exhibit high salivary levels of carcinogenic acetaldehyde, the first metabolite of alcohol. This compound has been indicated as a major cancer causing factor in(More)
In recent years, epidemiological studies have pointed to a significant correlation between cigarette smoke and poor periodontal status. Cigarette smoking is a significant risk factor for the onset and development of periodontal disease, and an association between reduced healing response subsequent to periodontal therapies and cigarette smoking has been(More)
There is growing evidence that a large proportion of upper digestive tract tumors are ascribable to heavy alcohol drinking and tobacco consumption. The cancer-promoting action of ethanol is mediated by acetaldehyde, its first metabolite, also derived from the bacterial oxidation of alcohol by the oral microflora, classified by the International Agency for(More)
Tobacco smoke, particularly its non-volatile fraction e. g. nicotine, is considered to be a major risk factor for the development and progression of periodontal disease. The purpose of this study has been to determine the effects of acrolein and acetaldehyde of the volatile fraction of tobacco smoking, on human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs) cultured in vitro(More)
Tobacco and some of its volatile and non-volatile components have been found to affect many types of cells including gingival fibroblasts. Because normal gingival fibroblast functioning is fundamental to the maintenance of the oral connective tissue as well as to wound healing, we examined the effect of two vapour phase smoke components (acrolein and(More)
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