The purpose of the study was to analyse how the protein composition of the inflammatory exudate associated with chronic periodontitis differed from the exudate in periodontal health. Gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) was collected from sites with chronic periodontal inflammation and from non-diseased sites in healthy control subjects. Microbore HPLC analysis revealed one major difference in GCF protein profiles between healthy controls and periodontitis patients. The protein enhanced in periodontitis patients was identified as migration inhibitory factor-related protein-8 (MRP-8) by a combination of N-terminal amino acid sequencing, mass spectrometry, and SDS-PAGE. Together, these data demonstrate, for the first time, the presence of monomeric MRP-8 in an inflammatory exudate. Whether monomeric MRP-8 is a unique feature of chronic periodontal inflammation is not yet clear, but the chemotactic properties of this peptide support a functional role for MRP-8 in periodontal inflammation. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Pathology|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Lundy, F., Chalk, R., Lamey, P., Shaw, C., & Linden, G. (2000). Identification of MRP-8 (calgranulin A) as a major responsive protein in chronic periodontitis. Journal of Pathology, 192 (4)(4), 540-544.