Interleukin-17 is a cytokine derived from T cells. This cytokine has a role in beginning and continuing a pro-inflammatory sensitivity and the development of periodontal disease. To investigate the effect of IL-17 levels in the gingival crevicular fluid of smokers compared with the non-smokers with chronic periodontitis. GCF samples were taken from the deepest pocket affected by periodontal disease (attachment loss ≥ 3mm) from 14 subjects of smokers and 11 subjects of non-smokers. The examination of IL-17 levels using ELISA. There were no significant differences in total IL-17 levels in GCF between smokers and non-smokers with chronic periodontitis and there was no significant change in IL-17 levels in GCF related to the amount of cigarette consumption. Smoking did not significantly affect total levels of IL-17 in chronic periodontitis.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of International Dental and Medical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|
- Chronic periodontitis