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)
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)
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 find out the mechanisms by which Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) regulates interleukin (IL)-8 expression in endothelial cells. METHODS P. gingivalis was applied to infect human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), and the expressions of nucleotide binding oligomerization domain (NOD) 1, NOD2 and IL-8 were detected at mRNA 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)
OBJECTIVE To observe the clinical results and the changes of gingival crevicular fluid prostaglandins E(2) (GCF-PGE(2)) levels three months after indomethcin rinsing. METHODS Nineteen periodontal patients who had received periodontal treatment before were chosen and divided into two groups randomly: indomethcin test group and placebo control group. The(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)
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)
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)
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)