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The innate immune system and diabetes mellitus: The relevance of periodontitis? A hypothesis

The innate immune system and diabetes mellitus: The relevance of periodontitis? A hypothesis

Lazenby, Martin G. and Crook, Martin A. (2010) The innate immune system and diabetes mellitus: The relevance of periodontitis? A hypothesis. Clinical Science, 119. pp. 423-429. ISSN 0143 5221 (doi:10.1042/CS20100098)

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Abstract

About a decade ago, a hypothesis was proposed suggesting that the innate immune system, including acute-phase reactants, contribute to the development of T2DM [Type 2 DM (diabetes mellitus)] and the metabolic syndrome. In this model, it was hypothesized that the innate immune system modulates the effects of many factors, including genes, fetal programming, nutrition and aging, upon the later development of metabolic problems associated with insulin resistance. In this present article, we expand this hypothesis by looking at the involvement of periodontitis in DM and its complications. Periodontitis is a common inflammatory process involving the innate immune system and is associated with DM. We will also illustrate how dental disease is important in patients with DM and could be implicated in various diabetic complications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia, inflammation, innate immune system, periodontitis, translational research.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Science
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:19
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7638

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