Yoshio Shimabukuro

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BACKGROUND The mechanism of stimulation of human gingival epithelial cells (HGEC) by Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) has not been fully clarified yet. In order to investigate the possible activation of(More)
OBJECTIVE Cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for periodontal disease. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of nicotine, a major component of cigarette smoke, on interleukin-8(More)