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The effects of recombinant human interleukin-1 beta (rhIL-1 beta) on alveolar bone resorptive activity in rats were examined. Continuous administration of rhIL-1 beta or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) was given via osmotic pumps for 3, 7 and 14 days to rats with silk ligatures around second maxillary molars. Other animals without ligatures received(More)
The plasma concentrations of glucose, insulin, epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol were measured in 18 women before, during and after abdominal hysterectomy. Nine patients received continuous epidural analgesia with intermittent injections of 10 ml of mepivacaine solution (intermittent group), and 9 others received epidural analgesia with continuous(More)
The effects of ovomacroglobulin (OMG), an alpha 2-macroglobulin-like protease inhibitor, were tested on periodontal surgical would healing in 60 Wistar rats. The animals were divided into two groups, one receiving topical application of 0.1% wt/wt OMG ointment and the other receiving ointment base (base). Rats were killed at one, three and seven days after(More)
We examined in vitro the inhibitory effects of ovomacroglobulin on collagenolytic activity in Bacteroides gingivalis (B. gingivalis) culture supernatant, in human peripheral blood polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMN), and in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) from periodontitis patients. Measurement of collagenolytic activity was conducted with a CollagenoKit(More)
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