Enhanced monocyte migration and pro-inflammatory cytokine production by Porphyromonas gingivalis infection.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Porphyromonas gingivalis, a major periodontal pathogen, has been reported to be involved in atherogenesis. In order to further understand this pathogen's link with systemic inflammation and vascular disease, we investigated its influence on murine monocytes and macrophages from three different sources. MATERIAL AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING