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Expression of human beta-defensin-3 in gingival epithelia.

Authors
  • Lu, Qian
  • Samaranayake, Lakshman P
  • Darveau, Richard P
  • Jin, Lijian
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of periodontal research
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2005
Volume
40
Issue
6
Pages
474–481
Identifiers
PMID: 16302926
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study shows that hBD-3 is frequently expressed in gingival epithelia. The appropriate expression of hBD-3 peptide may contribute to the maintenance of periodontal homeostasis, possibly through its antimicrobial effect and promotion of adaptive immune responses.

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