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Title: Cytokine regulation of matrix metalloproteinases in keratinocytes in periodontal disease
Author: Areibi, Aisha G.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2720 1929
Awarding Body: Newcastle University
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2011
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Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease caused by interactions between host responses and periodontal pathogens and is characterised by increased production of proinflammatory mediators and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a risk factor for periodontal disease with upregulated cytokine and MMP secretion potentially contributing to the mechanistic links between the two conditions. The study aimed to investigate the effects of proinflammatory cytokines and P. gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on MMP expression in a human oral keratinocyte cell line (OKF6) and primary oral epithelial cells. MMP-8 and MMP-9 levels were investigated in GCF and serum samples from individuals with or without T2DM and periodontal health, gingivitis or periodontis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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