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Medicina (Kaunas). 2002;38(9):896-900.

[Effects of periodontitis and opsonized zymosan on chemiluminescence of blood neutrophils].

[Article in Lithuanian]

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Kauno medicinos universiteto Ortopedines stomatologijos klinika, Sukileliu 51, 3007 Kaunas. zekonisg@hotmail.com

Abstract

The objective of the present investigation was to explore oxidative function of parodontitis patient's blood neutrophils stimulated with opsonized zymosan by method of luminol- and lucigenin-dependent chemiluminescence. The leukocytes for this study were obtained from peripheral venous blood of 16 parodontitis patients and 10 healthy subjects. The luminol-dependent chemiluminescence of stimulated neutrophils of parodontitis patients did not differ (p > 0.05) from control subjects (66,849 +/- 6372 cpm and 61,243 +/- 5240 cpm, respectively). Lucigenin-dependent chemiluminescence of stimulated neutrophils of parodontitis patients was increased (p < or = 0.001) comparing with control subjects (1361 +/- 169 cpm and 492 +/- 56 cpm respectively). The luminol- and lucigenin-dependent chemiluminescence (381 +/- 63 cpm, and 389 +/- 52 cpm, respectively) of nonstimulated neutrophils of parodontitis patients was significantly higher (p < or = 0.001) than analogous Cl (134 +/- 22 cpm and 138 +/- 16 cpm respectively) of control subjects. The results indicate that increased oxidative function of neutrophils of parodontitis patients possibly can affect parodontal health.

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