Resolvin E1 actions on polymorphonuclear neutrophils in diabetes
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Diabetes and periodontal disease exhibit a bidirectional relationship centered on an enhanced inflammatory response manifested both locally and systemically. The observation that hyperglycemia by itself, in the absence of additional inflammatory signals, promotes a proinflammatory environment indicates that diabetes is an independent risk factor for periodontal disease. Leukocyte pre-activation or priming in diabetes has been demonstrated. Excessive ROS release by leukocytes, upregulation of pro-inflammatory mediators and adhesion molecules are characteristic to T2DM-associated low-grade inflammation. However, the mechanisms by which chronic hyperglycemia leads to leukocyte activation are not fully understood. [TRUNCATED]
Dissertation (DScD) -- Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 2010 (Department of Periodontology and Oral Biology).
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