Oral microbial biofilm stimulation of epithelial cell responses.

  title={Oral microbial biofilm stimulation of epithelial cell responses.},
  author={Rebecca Peyyala and Sreenatha S. Kirakodu and Karen F Novak and Jeffrey L. Ebersole},
  volume={58 1},
Oral bacterial biofilms trigger chronic inflammatory responses in the host that can result in the tissue destructive events of periodontitis. However, the characteristics of the capacity of specific host cell types to respond to these biofilms remain ill-defined. This report describes the use of a novel model of bacterial biofilms to stimulate oral epithelial cells and profile select cytokines and chemokines that contribute to the local inflammatory environment in the periodontium… CONTINUE READING