Zuanning N Yuan

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BACKGROUND HIV-seropositive (HIV+) patients become increasingly susceptible to periodontal diseases as HIV infection proceeds. We have previously shown that HIV+ patients with chronic marginal periodontitis (CMP) have remarkably increased numbers of gingival plasma cells in the connective tissue underlying the oral gingival epithelium, but depressed(More)
The topical distribution of Fc gamma receptor types I, II and III (Fc gammaRI-III) was analyzed by means of immunohistochemistry in human gingival tissue obtained from 12 patients with chronic periodontitis. CD68+ macrophages expressing all three classes of Fc gammaR were found throughout the whole gingival connective tissue (CT), whereas dense infiltrates(More)
BACKGROUND HIV infection increases susceptibility for marginal periodontitis, with horizontal and rapid loss of periodontal soft tissues and alveolar bone. OBJECTIVES To examine whether numbers, distribution and some properties of mast cells, neutrophils and macrophages are normal in chronically inflamed gingiva of HIV-positive patients. METHODS(More)
Soluble Fc gamma-binding components were detected in gingival fluid from periodontal lesions by incubation with biotinylated human Fc gamma fragments. Fc gamma III receptor was identified by incubation of gingival fluid with monoclonal antibody. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and Western transfer showed that most of the Fc(More)
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used for determination of the concentration of soluble Fc gamma receptor III (Fc gamma RIII) in 40 samples of gingival fluid obtained from periodontal pockets in 30 patients with periodontitis. The assay was based on a monoclonal immobilized antibody binding Fc gamma RIII and a polyclonal Fc gamma RIII rabbit antibody(More)
AIMS In this study, we have examined the occurrence of FcalphaRI-bearing cells in gingival tissue, gingival fluid and blood, in search for possible roles of IgA and FcalphaRI in periodontal lesions. METHODS Gingival biopsies from inflamed and healthy sites were obtained from patients with chronic marginal periodontitis. Sections of inflamed gingiva were(More)
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