Logo Medical Science Monitor

Call: +1.631.470.9640
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 02:00 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor

01 September 2006

Interleukin-6 production by cultured peripheral blood monocytes before and after stimulation by E. coli lipopolysaccharide in Iranian patients with aggressive periodontitis.

Mahboobeh N. Bajestan, Mehrdad Radvar, Jalil T. Afshari, Mohammad R. Naseh, Hamid R. Arab

Med Sci Monit 2006; 12(9): CR393-396 :: ID: 455260

Abstract

BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that hyper-responsiveness of monocytes to the products of dental plaque, especially the endotoxin of Gram-negative bacteria and the secretion of high levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, may have a role in the pathogenesis of aggressive periodontitis (AP). To investigate this possibility, IL-6 production by cultured peripheral blood monocytes before and after stimulation by E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in AP patients was evaluated. MATERIAL/METHODS: Fifteen patients with AP were compared with 15 periodontally healthy controls in a case control study. Monocytes were obtained from peripheral blood samples and cultured. The reaction of monocytes was studied by their IL-6 production using ELISA before and six hours after stimulation by 0.1 microg/ml E. col. LPS. The Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney U tests were used to compare the groups. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in IL-6 production levels before LPS stimulation between patients and controls. Upon LPS stimulation, IL-6 levels increased in both the patient and control groups compared with their IL-6 levels before stimulation. IL-6 production after LPS stimulation in the patients was higher than controls, but this was not statistically significant. However, the increase in IL-6 production as a result of LPS stimulation was significantly higher in patients than in controls. CONCLUSIONS: Increased monocyte responsiveness may play a potential role in the pathogenesis of AP. However, whether this is an intrinsic characteristic of the monocyte/macrophage cells of AP patients or just a priming effect as a result of the periodontal disease remains to be investigated.

Keywords: Escherichia coli, Case-Control Studies, Interleukin-6 - metabolism, Iran, Lipopolysaccharides - toxicity, Monocytes - immunology, Periodontitis - immunology

Add Comment 0 Comments

Editorial

01 May 2024 : Editorial  

Editorial: First Regulatory Approval for Adoptive Cell Therapy with Autologous Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs) – Lifileucel (Amtagvi)

Dinah V. Parums

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944927

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e944927

In Press

Clinical Research  

Differential Inflammatory Responses in Adult and Pediatric COVID-19 Patients: Implications for Long-Term Co...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944052  

Clinical Research  

Effectiveness of Shoulder Taping in Treating Hemiplegic Shoulder Subluxation: A Randomized Controlled Study...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944222  

Clinical Research  

Comparison of Fentanyl, Ketamine, and Lidocaine Combined with Propofol Anesthesia in Patients with Crohn Di...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944116  

Database Analysis  

ANXA5: A Key Regulator of Immune Cell Infiltration in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.943523  

Most Viewed Current Articles

17 Jan 2024 : Review article  

Vaccination Guidelines for Pregnant Women: Addressing COVID-19 and the Omicron Variant

DOI :10.12659/MSM.942799

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e942799

0:00

14 Dec 2022 : Clinical Research  

Prevalence and Variability of Allergen-Specific Immunoglobulin E in Patients with Elevated Tryptase Levels

DOI :10.12659/MSM.937990

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e937990

0:00

16 May 2023 : Clinical Research  

Electrophysiological Testing for an Auditory Processing Disorder and Reading Performance in 54 School Stude...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.940387

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e940387

0:00

01 Jan 2022 : Editorial  

Editorial: Current Status of Oral Antiviral Drug Treatments for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Non-Hospitalized Pa...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935952

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e935952

0:00

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750