The point of this study was to examine the presence or absence of cytokine-positive cells by means of immunohistochemical methods in the samples of inflamed gingival tissues obtained from an 11-year-old girl with Papillon-Lefevre syndrome (PLS). Interleukin-8 (IL-8)-positive cells were found to be present. In addition, IL-1α-and IL-1β-positive cells were detected. No dysfunction in the phagocytosis and the bacterial killing of peripheral blood polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) was observed in this patient. Our findings suggest that these cytokines may be members responsible for modulating the process of rapidly progressive periodontitis for patient with PLS.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Immunology and Allergy
- Molecular Biology