Toll-like receptors and their dual role in periodontitis: a review.

  title={Toll-like receptors and their dual role in periodontitis: a review.},
  author={Mayank Hans and Veenu Madaan Hans},
  journal={Journal of oral science},
  volume={53 3},
Innate immunity is the first line of host defense and represents inherited resistance to infection. Innate immunity works through toll-like receptors (TLRs), which recognize the conserved molecular patterns on pathogenic bacteria known as pathogen-associated molecular patterns. The periodontium is a unique environment in which oral microorganisms are in constant contact with the host immune system. The TLRs present on gingival epithelial cells are continuously stimulated, resulting in… CONTINUE READING


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