Gingival crevicular fluid levels of cathelicidin LL-37 and interleukin-18 in patients with chronic periodontitis.

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BACKGROUND Cathelicidin LL-37, an antimicrobial peptide, is part of the host innate immune response in the oral cavity. Interleukin (IL)-18, a proinflammatory cytokine, could play a role in the progression of the inflammatory response. The aim of the present study was to determine the levels of cathelicidin LL-37 and IL-18 in the gingival crevicular fluid… (More)
DOI: 10.1902/jop.2009.080532

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@article{Trkolu2009GingivalCF, title={Gingival crevicular fluid levels of cathelicidin LL-37 and interleukin-18 in patients with chronic periodontitis.}, author={Oya T{\"{u}rkoğlu and G{\"{u}lnur Emingil and Necil K{\"{u}t{\"{u}kç{\"{u}ler and G{\"{u}l Atilla}, journal={Journal of periodontology}, year={2009}, volume={80 6}, pages={969-76} }