Antimicrobial peptide gene expression in periodontitis patients: A pilot study.

@article{Jourdain2018AntimicrobialPG,
  title={Antimicrobial peptide gene expression in periodontitis patients: A pilot study.},
  author={Marie-Laure Jourdain and Lo{\"i}c Pierrard and Lukshe Kanagaratnam and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Velard and Johan Sergheraert and Beno{\^i}t Lef{\`e}vre and Sophie Gangloff and Julien Braux},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2018},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={524-537}
}
AIM Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are one of the most active components of innate immunity and have characteristics that could place them at the heart of the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. This study investigated differences in the expression of AMP coding genes obtained using a simple harvesting technique, gingival smear, between two groups of… CONTINUE READING