Salivary levels of antimicrobial peptides Hnp 1-3, Ll-37 and S100 in Behcet's disease

MUMCU G. , Cimilli H. , Karacayli U., Inanc N., Ture-Ozdemir F., Eksioglu-Demiralp E., ...Daha Fazla

ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY, cilt.57, sa.6, ss.642-646, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Oral ulcer is the cardinal clinical sign and increased neutrophilic activity is a part of the pathogenesis in Behcet's disease (BD). Saliva, as a part of the innate immune response, contains antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) that are derived from both oral epithelial cells and neutrophils. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between salivary levels of AMPs HNP 1-3, LL-37 and S100 and disease course in patients with Behcet's disease (BD).