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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Cementoblast gene expression is regulated by Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide partially via Toll-like receptor-4/MD-2|
|Abstract:||Lipopolysaccharides are potent inflammatory mediators considered to contribute to destruction of periodontal tissues. Here, we hypothesized that Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (P-LPS) treatment would regulate gene expression in murine cementoblasts through Toll-like receptor 4. Real-time (RT)-PCR and Northern blot analysis indicated that P-LPS decreased expression of transcripts for osteocalcin (OCN) and receptor activator of nuclear factor kappaB ligand (RANKL). In contrast, a dose-dependent up-regulation in mRNA levels for osteopontin (OPN) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) was observed. Similarly, ELISA demonstrated decreased RANKL and increased OPG levels. A monoclonal antibody specific for mouse TLR-4/MD-2 partially neutralized the P-LPS effect on cementoblasts. These results indicate that exposure of cementoblasts to P-LPS can alter cell function by regulating markers of osteoclastic activity (e.g., RANKL/OPG), thereby potentially affecting the inflammation-associated resorption of mineralized tissues.|
|Editor:||Int Amer Assoc Dental Researchi A D R/a A D R|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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