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Palatal donor sites are commonly used in periodontal surgery. Their healing speed determines the patient's comfort. This may be enhanced by the use of collagen sponges, supplemented with various components of the extracellular matrix, which display chemotactic properties and enhance the proliferation and synthesis activity of fibroblasts. A collagen-based(More)
The intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) is a membrane-bound molecule involved in cell-cell adhesive interactions which is upregulated on inflammatory epithelial cells. The levels of soluble ICAM-1 (sICAM-1) shed into the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) were studied in healthy patients and patients with gingivitis, adult periodontitis or rapidly(More)
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