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

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

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Kauno medicinos universiteto Ortopedines stomatologijos klinika, Sukileliu 51, 3007 Kaunas.


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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