Background: We aimed at characterizing the aging gingiva analyzing: i) collagen content and turnover in human gingival tissues and fibroblasts obtained from healthy young and aging subjects. ii) the effect of cyclosporin A administration in human cultured gingival fibroblasts obtained from aging compared to young subjects. Methods: Morphological analysis was performed on haematoxylin-eosin and Sirius red stained paraffin-embedded gingival biopsies from young and aging healthy subjects. The expression of the main genes and proteins involved in collagen turnover were determined by real time PCR, dot blot and SDS-zymography on cultured young and aging gingival fibroblasts, and after cyclosporin A administration. Results: Our results suggest that in healthy aged people, gingival connective tissue is characterized by a similar collagen content and turnover. Collagen turnover pathways are similarly affected by cyclosporin A treatment in young and aging gingival fibroblasts. Conclusions: Cyclosporin A administration affects gingival collagen turnover pathways in young and aging fibroblasts at the same extent, suggesting that during aging cyclosporin A administration is not related to relevant collagen turnover modifications. Keywords: Aging, gingiva, collagen turnover, matrix metalloproteinases, SPARC, cyclosporin A, gingival overgrowth.
Gagliano, N., Costa, F., Tartaglia, G.M., Pettinari, L., Grizzi, F., Sforza, C., et al. (2009). Effects of aging and cyclosporin a on collagen turnover in human gingiva. THE OPEN DENTISTRY JOURNAL, 3, 219-226.
|Citazione:||Gagliano, N., Costa, F., Tartaglia, G.M., Pettinari, L., Grizzi, F., Sforza, C., et al. (2009). Effects of aging and cyclosporin a on collagen turnover in human gingiva. THE OPEN DENTISTRY JOURNAL, 3, 219-226.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Effects of aging and cyclosporin a on collagen turnover in human gingiva|
|Autori:||Gagliano, N; Costa, F; Tartaglia, GM; Pettinari, L; Grizzi, F; Sforza, C; Portinaro, N; Gioia, M; Annoni, G|
|Data di pubblicazione:||5-nov-2009|
|Rivista:||THE OPEN DENTISTRY JOURNAL|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874210600903010219|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|