Immunocompetent cells and cytokine expression in the rat periodontal ligament at the initial stage of orthodontic tooth movement.

@article{Baba2011ImmunocompetentCA,
  title={Immunocompetent cells and cytokine expression in the rat periodontal ligament at the initial stage of orthodontic tooth movement.},
  author={Shunsuke Baba and Noriyuki Kuroda and Chihiro Arai and Yoshiki Nakamura and Tetsuji Sato},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={466-73}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study is to investigate the involvement of immunocompetent cells, pro-inflammatory cytokines and HSP, to evaluate a change of periodontal ligament during the initial stage of orthodontic tooth movement. DESIGN In the present study, we investigated the distributional density of immunocompetent cells, the localisation of cytokines, and the expression levels of their mRNA in the periodontal ligament during the initial stage of orthodontic tooth movement, using… CONTINUE READING
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