International Journal of Immunology

Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2016

  • IL-18 and Anti- P. gingivalis Antibodies in Patients with Diabetes and Chronic Periodontitis

    Romero-Herrera Coralia, De La Rosa-Ramírez Antonio Manuel, Rosas-Taraco Adrián Geovanni, Limón-Flores Alberto Yairh, Arce-Mendoza Alma Yolanda

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2016
    Pages: 20-26
    Received: 15 September 2016
    Accepted: 12 October 2016
    Published: 1 November 2016
    Abstract: Periodontitis is an important complication in patients with diabetes mellitus. Chronic periodontitis is caused mostly by Porphyromonas gingivalis in Mexico, and by proinflammatory cytokines like IL-1, IL-6, TNFa, and IL-18. The aim of our study was to quantify IL-18 and to detect antibodies against P. gingivalis in gingival crevicular fluid of type... Show More