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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-16

Cytokines and Other Inflammatory Mediators in Periodontal Health and Disease


Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Pearl Bhardwaj
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University, Gurgaon, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2393-8692.184728

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Cytokines and selective inflammatory mediators play crucial roles in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Growth factors such as fibroblast growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor, insulin-like growth factor, and transforming growth factor-β are thought to play important roles in modulating the proliferation and migration of structural cells in the periodontium. These biomolecules have a range of overlapping functions to help engage and control immune and inflammatory responses.


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