Xiaohui Rausch-fan

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UNLABELLED The periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia possesses a glycosylated S-layer as an outermost cell decoration. While the S-layer provides a selection advantage to the bacterium in the natural habitat, its virulence potential remains to be investigated. In the present study, the immune responses of human macrophages and gingival fibroblasts upon(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of hydrophobic acid-etched (A) and coarse-blasted large-grit and acid-etched (SLA) surfaces as well as hydrophilic modified acid-etched (modA) and modified coarse-blasted large-grit and acid-etched (modSLA) surfaces on the behavior of MG63 cells grown on these surfaces through determination of cell(More)
BACKGROUND Periodontitis is a local inflammatory disease that also has some systemic effects. We investigated the levels of interferon (IFN)-γ, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and interleukin (IL)-2, -4, -5, and -10 in the serum of patients with periodontitis in relation to the bacterial load in the dental plaques. METHODS Serum cytokine levels in patients(More)
Recent data suggest that distinct metal ions can be released from dental alloys or other biomaterials, and may cause toxic effects on various cells. In this study, the effects of 14 metal ions on histamine release from human blood basophils (n = 4), isolated tissue mast cells (lung n = 8, uterus n = 2, skin n = 1, gingiva n = 1), the basophil cell line(More)
Recent data suggest that under certain conditions, various metal cations are released from dental alloys. These ions may produce adverse effects in various cell types in vivo. In this study, the cytopathogenic effects of 13 metal cations on murine L-929 fibroblasts, human gingival fibroblasts, and human tissue mast cells were analyzed in vitro. Several(More)
OBJECTIVES Although research interest in biocompatibility of dental materials has been increasing, findings are frequently controversial and non-harmonized experimental approaches often lead to the production of contradictory results. The aim of this study was to compare the cytotoxic effects of six different light-cured dental composites, one compomer, one(More)
OBJECTIVE Advanced dental packable and nonpackable composite materials have been recently introduced onto the market as 'amalgam alternatives' for the restoration of posterior teeth. Most established composites are applied in increments of no more than 2mm and light cured to ensure complete polymerization, whereas new formulations have been claimed to be(More)
BACKGROUND The density and architecture of the alveolar trabecular bone are crucial to the stability of an endosseous implant. A significantly higher implant failure rate can be expected when implants are placed in alveolar bone with reduced density and stability. Therefore, the present study aimed to describe the trabecular bone structure of edentulous(More)
Success of dental implantation is initially affected by wound healing of both, hard and soft tissues. Endothelial cells (ECs) are involved as crucial cells in the angiogenesis and inflammation process of wound healing. In the present study, proliferation, mobility, cluster formation, and gene expression of angiogenesis-related molecules of human umbilical(More)
AIM Nitric oxide (NO) plays a crucial role in vascular tone regulation and is involved in pathogenesis of periodontitis. In this cross-sectional study, we investigated the serum and saliva levels of NO metabolites in periodontal disease and their relationship with serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, lipids metabolism and periodontal disease severity. (More)