Interferon-γ and interleukin-4 detected in serum and saliva from patients with oral lichen planus

@inproceedings{Liu2014InterferonAI,
  title={Interferon-γ and interleukin-4 detected in serum and saliva from patients with oral lichen planus},
  author={Wen-zhao Liu and Ming-Jing He and Long Long and Dong-Liang Mu and M. Xu and Xue Xing and Xin Zeng and Ga Liao and Hong-xia Dan and Qianming Chen},
  booktitle={International Journal of Oral Science},
  year={2014}
}
Our previous salivary study had demonstrated an apparent T helper 2 (Th2)-predominance in saliva of oral lichen planus (OLP) patients and suggested a potential of salivary interleukin-4 (IL-4) as a biomarker for monitoring disease severity. To further determine the consistency of Th1/Th2 bias of OLP, this study investigated the expression profile of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) and IL-4 in serum and the relationship of the serum levels of these cytokines with their saliva partners. Sixty ethnic Chinese… CONTINUE READING