A quantitative examination of immunoglobulins in bovine gingiva and dental pulp

Mark J. Fishman, George M. Just, Sebastian Lentini, Paul A. Rosenberg, Mary Ann Principato

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Abstract

Mandibles of 4-month-old and 14- to 18-month-old freshly slaughtered steers were utilized to quantitate the immunoglobulin content of the dental pulp and gingiva. Using a single radial immunodiffusion technique, IgG was found in lower concentrations in the pulp and gingiva than in sera. IgG was used as a monitor of relative immunologic activity. When mandibles of older steers were examined, there was an increase in gingival concentrations of IgG and a decrease in pulpal concentrations of IgG. The steer provided an animal model system for the study of immunoglobulin levels in normal dental pulp and gingiva.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-180
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of endodontics
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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