Nicolás Dutzan

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The goals of this study were to better understand the ecology of oral subgingival communities in health and periodontitis and elucidate the relationship between inflammation and the subgingival microbiome. Accordingly, we used 454-pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA gene libraries and quantitative PCR to characterize the subgingival microbiome of 22 subjects with(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8 is a central mediator in chronic periodontitis. MMP-8 can be activated by the cooperative action of other MMPs such as MMP-14, reactive oxygen species, and microbial proteases. The aim of this study is to associate the levels, molecular forms, isoenzyme distribution, and degree of activation of MMP-8 and -14,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Interleukin-17 (IL-17) is a T-cell-derived cytokine that may play an important role in the initiation or maintenance of the pro-inflammatory response and has recently been found to stimulate osteoclastic resorption. The purpose of the present study was to determine the presence of IL-17 in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) samples and in(More)
Periodontitis is an infection characterized by the occurrence of supporting tissue destruction with an episodic nature. Disease progression is often determined by the loss of attachment level or alveolar bone, and sequential probing of periodontal attachment remains the most commonly utilized method to diagnose progressive destruction of the periodontium.(More)
Leukocyte adhesion deficiency type I (LAD-I), a disease syndrome associated with frequent microbial infections, is caused by mutations on the CD18 subunit of β₂ integrins. LAD-I is invariably associated with severe periodontal bone loss, which historically has been attributed to the lack of neutrophil surveillance of the periodontal infection. We provide an(More)
AIM T regulatory (Treg) cells have been detected in periodontitis lesions, and forkhead box P3 (Foxp3) expression has been negatively correlated to receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand (RANKL). The aim of this study was to correlate T-helper type 1 (Th1), Th2, Th17 and Treg transcription factor expressions, in gingival tissues from patients(More)
OBJECTIVES The cytokine receptor activator of nuclear factor kappaB-ligand (RANKL) has been involved in both the physiological and pathological regulation of osteoclast life span and bone metabolism. Periapical granuloma is a periradicular lesion characterized by periapical bone destruction. The aims of this study were to associate the RANKL mRNA levels to(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic periodontitis is an infectious disease characterized by alveolar bone destruction and teeth loss. Receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand (RANKL) is an osteoclastogenic cytokine, a central regulatory factor in the osteoclast's lifespan, and a participant in physiological and pathological bone resorption. Gingival T cells(More)
BACKGROUND Chemokines are central in the activation and direction of leukocyte subsets to target tissues. However, the monocyte chemoattractant protein-3 (MCP-3) has not been associated with chronic periodontitis. Chronic periodontitis is an infection showing episodic supporting tissue destruction. The aim of this study is to determine the levels and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Periodontitis is an infection with an episodic nature of tissue support destruction. The aim of this work was to determine the levels of chemokines, cytokines, matrix metalloproteinase-13, periodontal pathogens and inflammatory cells in periodontal sites characterized by active periodontal connective tissue destruction. MATERIAL AND(More)