Cell-Mediated Immune Responses in Periodontal Disease Research Paper by Master Researcher

Cell-Mediated Immune Responses in Periodontal Disease
A review of the research on cell-mediated immune responses in periodontal disease with regard to those infected with AIDS.
# 32825 | 1,150 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 25, 2003 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Medical and Health (Nursing)

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The paper explores the role of the cell-mediate immune responses in periodontal disease with regards to how T-cells and B-cells affect those with HIV or AIDS. The paper examines a study on periodontal disease and immunodeficiency diseases and argues that more research is needed to determine the role that T-cells and B-cells have in periodontal disease and the immune system.

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"A.A.M.A. Baqui took gingival crevicular fluid from the periodontal pockets in 39 human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) patients and 20 uninfected controls that matched for age, sex, and race (Henderson 2000). The fluid was checked for the presence of pro-inflammatory cytokines, interleukin 1 beta, IL_6, and tumor necrosis factor alpha. "There was a significant increase in IL-1 beta, IL-6, and TNT-alpha in gingival crevicular fluid (both shallow and deep pockets) from HIV-1 infected patients in comparison to uninfected controls and also significantly elevated in deep versus shallow pockets in these patients" (Henderson 2000). Those patients with HIV and immunodeficiency diseases had higher levels of inflammatory cytokines. "These enhanced pro-inflammatory cytokine levels in the gingival crevicular fluid of HIV-positive patients may be an important factor in causing the advanced periodontal lesions sometimes observed in HIV positive patients" (Henderson 2000)."

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Cell-Mediated Immune Responses in Periodontal Disease (2003, October 25) Retrieved March 01, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/cell-mediated-immune-responses-in-periodontal-disease-32825/

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"Cell-Mediated Immune Responses in Periodontal Disease" 25 October 2003. Web. 01 March. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/cell-mediated-immune-responses-in-periodontal-disease-32825/>