Torben Steinberg

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W e reviewed 13 patients with congenital insensitivity to pain. A quantitative sweat test was carried out in five and an intradermal histamine test in ten. DNA examination showed specific mutations in four patients. There were three clinical presentations: type A, in which multiple infections occurred (five patients); type B, with fractures, growth(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1beta are known to be synthesized in oral gingivitis and periodontitis and lead to the activation of the transcription factor nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB). Although numerous effects of interleukin-1beta on mesenchymal cells are known, e.g. up-regulation of intercellular adhesion(More)
Aim. To use visual inspection (ICDAS-II), laser fluorescence (LF), fluorescence based camera (FC) and radiographic examination (BW) for detection of caries and for treatment decision. Methods. The occlusal sites of 84 extracted permanent teeth were examined using all methods and treatment decisions (preventive or operative care) were recorded based on each(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Collagen type I elevation in cyclosporin A-induced gingival overgrowth supports evidence that gingival fibroblasts play a decisive role in the manifestation of the phenotype. To analyze the role of gingival fibroblasts under more in vivo-like conditions, we evaluated the effect of cyclosporin A on collagen type I gene and protein(More)
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