Sakhr Sherrabeh

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OBJECTIVES To compare the salivary receptor activator of NF-kappaB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) concentrations in smokers versus non-smokers with chronic periodontitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Whole saliva samples were obtained from 67 untreated chronic periodontitis patients, of whom 34 were smokers, and from 44 maintenance patients, of whom 22(More)
METHODS The serum concentrations of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappaB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) in age- and sex-matched groups of smokers and non-smokers with almost identical levels of periodontal disease were determined by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). We ensured that the 35 smokers were gender, age and clinically(More)
AIM Because the absorption of stimulants of Toll-like receptor (TLR)2 and TLR4 from the gastrointestinal tract into the circulation has been proposed to promote the development of atherosclerosis and insulin resistance, we aimed to quantify the abundance of stimulants of TLR2 and TLR4 in human saliva. METHODS A recently developed bioassay based upon(More)
AIM To investigate the influence of cigarette smoking on plasma epithelial cell-derived neutrophil-activating peptide-78 (CXCL5/ENA-78) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in supportive therapy periodontitis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Plasma concentrations of CXCL5/ENA-78 and IL-6 were evaluated in 167 systemically healthy subjects (54 smokers and 113(More)
BACKGROUND B-cells are prominent immune cells in established periodontitis lesions. Tumour necrosis factor superfamily (TNFSF) cytokines play roles in supporting B-cell function as well as bone re-modelling. The influence of smoking on factors that support B-cell function in periodontitis remains unclear. AIM To investigate plasma concentrations of TNF(More)
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