Vaccination against periodontitis: the saga continues

Shetty, Neetha R. (2007) Vaccination against periodontitis: the saga continues. Expert Review of Vaccines.

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Abstract

Periodontal disease can be considered to be one of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases inflicting humans. With the advent of advanced molecular diagnostic techniques, a better understanding of the role of specific pathogens and the contributory role of the host immune response in the initiation and progression of periodontal disease has been possible- although not completely. However, successful vaccine development that fully utilizes the current level of understanding has not yet occured for human use. This paper reviews an insight into a few trials that have been going on o develop a vaccine against periodontal disease, with emphasis on the shortfalls of these efforts and future prospects of developing a successful vaccine against periodontal disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Periodontitis, vaccination
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Periodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 10:27
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2012 10:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2359

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