The impact of the IL-11:IL-17 ratio on the chronic periodontitis pathogenesis: a preliminary report

Yetkin Ay Z., Suetcue R., USKUN E., Bozkurt F. Y., Berker E.

ORAL DISEASES, vol.15, no.1, pp.93-99, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1601-0825.2008.01497.x
  • Journal Name: ORAL DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-99
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


An imbalance in the pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines may be responsible for periodontal breakdown through immune responses. This study aimed to determine the total amount, concentration and ratio of interleukin (IL)-11 and IL-17 in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of chronic periodontitis (CP) patients.