Quantitative immunohistochemical analysis of keratins and desmoplakins in human gingiva and peri-implant mucosa.

Quantitative immunohistochemistry was used to compare the distributions of keratins and desmoplakins in human gingiva and peri-implant mucosa (three specimens each). In gingiva, keratin 1 (a marker of cornification) and desmoplakins I & II (markers of desmosomes) stained most heavily in granular strata followed by corneal strata; keratin 13, a marker of non… (More)