Innate cellular responses to the periodontal biofilm.

@article{Benakanakere2012InnateCR,
  title={Innate cellular responses to the periodontal biofilm.},
  author={Manju Benakanakere and Denis Francis Kinane},
  journal={Frontiers of oral biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={
          41-55
        }
}
This chapter addresses the host responses to the microbial biofilm that constitutes the subgingival dental plaque. The host response to infection draws upon the innate, inflammatory and adaptive immune systems, whose role is to provide the appropriate response to the offending microorganisms. In some cases, this will be little or no response when encountering 'commensals', and in other cases a gradated response depending very much on the host's own determination of the pathogenic nature of the… CONTINUE READING
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