Saynur Vardar-Sengul

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BACKGROUND Interleukin (IL)-1beta is a key cytokine in the pathogenesis of periodontitis, and it induces inflammatory mediators in periodontal diseases. We developed immortalized human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs), investigated the effects of IL-1beta on the gene expression using expression arrays containing approximately 40,000 genes, and tested the role of(More)
BACKGROUND UV irradiation activates the epidermal growth factor receptor, induces Egr1 expression and promotes apoptosis in a variety of cell types. We examined the hypothesis that Egr1 regulates genes that mediate this process by use of a chip-on-chip protocol in human tumorigenic prostate M12 cells. RESULTS UV irradiation led to significant binding of(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play important roles in tissue-destruction mechanisms-associated periodontitis. MMP-8 and -13 are the predominant collagenases that are important in the extracellular matrix degradation in periodontal tissues. MMP-14 is a membrane-type MMP, whereas laminin-5 indicates basal membrane modification and epithelial(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE beta defensin antimicrobial peptides are important in epithelial innate immunity, and their differential expression is associated with periodontal diseases. The aims of this study were to determine the mRNA expression of human beta defensin-1 and -2 in the gingival tissue of patients with gingivitis, aggressive periodontitis and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Emdogain (EMD), consisting mostly of amelogenin, is used in periodontal therapy to regenerate lost connective tissue. Emdogain is applied onto periodontally affected root surfaces, where it becomes exposed to proteolytic enzymes. In this study, we aimed to find out whether gingival crevicular fluid or matrix metalloproteinases(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the levels, molecular forms and activation degree of matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of patients with periodontal diseases and to correlate these findings with periodontal clinical parameters. METHODS Sixty one subjects participated in this study as healthy (n(More)
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