Xiang-ying Ouyang

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To investigate whether oligomerization domains (NODs) are involved in Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, and vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM)-1 expression beyond Toll-like receptors (TLRs), we investigated the role of NOD1/2 in P. gingivalis-induced IL-6, IL-8, and VCAM-1 expression in human gingival fibroblasts (hGFs) and(More)
OBJECTIVES The periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis produces hydrogen sulfide (H2S). H2S in the oral cavity is positively correlated with periodontitis but the mechanism by which H2S contributes to periodontal diseases is obscure. We investigated the effect of H2S in combination with P. gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on expression of the(More)
Dental healthcare workers (DHCWs) are at high risk of occupational exposure to droplets and aerosol particles emitted from patients' mouths during treatment. We evaluated the effectiveness of an air cleaner in reducing droplet and aerosol contamination by positioning the device in four different locations in an actual dental clinic. We applied computational(More)
BACKGROUND Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a kind of natural source of autologous growth factors, and has been used successfully in medical community. However, the effect of PRP in periodontal regeneration is not clear yet. This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of PRP as an adjunct to bovine porous bone mineral (BPBM) graft in the treatment of(More)
Smoking is considered a significant risk factor for both periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Endothelial cells play an important role in the progression of both diseases. In the present study, we investigated in vitro the impact of nicotine on functional properties of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) stimulated with(More)
Significant effort has been devoted to fabricating various biomaterials to satisfy specific clinical requirements. In this study, we developed a new type of guided tissue regeneration (GTR) membrane by electrospinning a suspension consisting of poly( l-lactic acid), multiwalled carbon nanotubes, and hydroxyapatite (PLLA/MWNTs/HA). MWNTs/HA nanoparticles(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical results of initial periodontal therapy on chronic periodontitis patients with stable coronary heart disease. METHODS Thirty-two chronic periodontitis patients with stable coronary heart disease were included in this prospective study. All subjects received oral hygiene instruction, scaling and root planing and(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanism by which Porphyromonas gingivalis regulates intracellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) expression in human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs) and human gingival fibroblasts (hGFs) is unknown. The aim of this study is to investigate whether nucleotide binding oligomerization domain-containing protein (NOD) 1 and NOD2 are involved in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of guided tissue regeneration (GTR) on class II furcation involvement with absorbable atelocollagen membranes made in China. METHODS GTR was performed on 26 sites with class II furcation defect in 17 patients. Clinical measurements and digital subtraction radiography were used to evaluate the effect. RESULTS(More)