Enhanced collagen phagocytosis by rat molar periodontal fibroblasts after topical application of lipopolysaccharide--ultrastructural observations and morphometric analysis.

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To investigate the effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on phagocytic activity of collagen fibrils by periodontal fibroblasts, we studied rat molar gingival connective tissue and periodontal ligament under light and electron microscopy after topical application of LPS (5 mg/ml in physiological salt solution (PS)) on the gingival sulcus. Phagocytic activity of… (More)

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