Effect of Laser Therapy on Defensins’ Gene Expression in TR146 Epithelial Cell Line

Author(s): Luisa Zupin*, Katia Rupel, Giulia Ottaviani, Augusto Poropat, Roberto Di Lenarda, Matteo Biasotto, Sergio Crovella.

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 25 , Issue 4 , 2018

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Introduction: Laser Therapy (LT) has been employed for the treatment of Oral Mucositis (OM) due to its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and bio-stimulatory effects.

Objective: This pilot study investigated the effect of LT on the expression of DEFB1, DEFB4, DEFB103 genes encoding for the human β-defensins 1, 2 and 3.

Materials and Method: TR146 epithelial cell line, used to mimic oral mucosa, was irradiated with different LT protocols. β-defensins gene expression was evaluated using TaqMan probes on Real- Time PCR platform.

Results and Conclusion: In this cellular model LT decreased mRNA defensins' expression 30 minutes after irradiation but not 24 hours later, suggesting that LT is able to influence β -defensins production immediately after treatment, while its efficacy decreases over time.

Keywords: Innate immunity, β-defensins, gene expression, laser therapy, oral mucositis, real time PCR.

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Year: 2018
Page: [326 - 329]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/0929866525666180221123249
Price: $58

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