The role of IL-6 in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease.

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The mechanisms underlying periodontal disease involve complex interactions between bacterial products, host cells and locally produced, biologically active factors. The umbrella term cytokine has been used to include a variety of such factors, including the interleukin family. The role of one cytokine, IL-1 beta, in periodontal disease pathogenesis has been… (More)

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