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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-33

Pentraxins and immunity


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Deepak Viswanath
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Hunasamaranhalli, International Airport Road, Bangalore - 562157, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4987.140209

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Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) is a multifactorial protein involved in immunity and inflammation, which is rapidly produced and released by several cell types in response to inflammatory signals. It may be suggested that PTX3 is related to periodontal tissue inflammation. Its salivary concentrations may have a diagnostic potential. Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) is an ancient family of multifactorial proteins involved in immunity and inflammation. They are rapidly produced and released by various types of cells when there are indications of inflammation. PTX3 is related to inflammation in the periodontal tissue and it can be suggested that salivary concentrations may be used for diagnosing the same.


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