IL-12 and IL-18 levels in serum and gingival tissue in aggressive and chronic periodontitis.

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the levels of interleukin-12 (IL-12) and IL-18 in gingival tissue and serum between patients with chronic (n = 18) or aggressive periodontitis (n = 12) and healthy subjects (HS) (n = 9). METHODS Gingival tissue biopsies and serum were obtained from all study subjects. The tissue was homogenized and cytokines… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-0825.2011.01798.x

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