Milan Petelin

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Bacterial plaque associated periodontal disease is the most common chronic infection in man and dogs. In man, there is an association between periodontal disease and myocardial infarction and stroke, while in dogs it has also been associated with changes in internal organs. Inflamed periodontal tissues present a 'periodontal disease burden' to the host and(More)
OBJECTIVE The main clinical manifestations of amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) include alteration in the quality and quantity of enamel. AI is associated with different mutations in four genes: enamelin (ENAM), amelogenin (AMGX), kallikrein (KLK4) and enamelysin (MMP-20). Seven different mutations have been identified in the enamelin gene (ENAM). DESIGN In(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) represents a family of polypeptide growth factors, involved in embryogenesis, inflammation, regulation of immune responses and wound healing. To determine whether TGF-beta contributes to the evolution of periodontal disease, we assayed TGF-beta levels in gingiva and crevicular fluid of patients with gingivitis and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and serum total antioxidant capacities (TACs) correlate with the degree of severity of periodontal disease in dogs. ANIMALS 41 Toy and Miniature Poodles. PROCEDURES After assessment of the degree of severity of naturally occurring periodontitis, GCF samples from both maxillary fourth(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of subgingival ultrasonic scaling followed by repeated (three times) antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (PDT), ultrasonic scaling alone (US), and scaling and root planing with hand instruments (SRP) for initial periodontal treatment. Twenty-seven non-smoking systemically healthy chronic periodontitis patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitors are reported to protect against the local tissue damage in gingivitis and periodontal disease by reducing nitroxidative stress during inflammation, but their systemic effects are not well investigated. DESIGN NOS inhibitors systemic effects were investigated in a murine chronic oral inoculation model using(More)
Porphyromonas gingivalis aspiration pneumonia induces local and systemic cytokine responses, but the dynamic of the immune response following lung exposure to live P. gingivalis is poorly understood. Groups of 50 12-week-old male BALB/c mice were inoculated intratracheally with live P. gingivalis ATCC 33277 using low dose (2 x 10(5) colony-forming units(More)
The purpose of this study was to select the best types of liposomes for use as drug carriers for topical treatment of oral mucosal lesions. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) oximetry, using the paramagnetic probe lithium phthalocyanine, was used in vivo to measure the effects of a hyperemic drug, benzyl nicotinate (BN) which was incorporated into(More)
INTRODUCTION Porphyromonas gingivalis, an important periodontal pathogen, can also induce host responses in distant tissues. P. gingivalis induces nitric oxide (NO) production in immune system cells and non-immune system cells, therefore NO might be involved in an acute systemic host response. METHODS Eighteen female BALB/c mice were perorally inoculated(More)