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Microbial diversity and quantification of endoxinas and proinflammatory cytokines in secondary/persistent infections with periapical lesions

Grant number: 12/23697-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry - Endodontics
Principal Investigator:Brenda Paula Figueiredo de Almeida Gomes
Grantee:Marlos Barbosa Ribeiro
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba (FOP). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


The microbial community of persistent endodontic infection and / or secondary is different from that found in teeth with pulp necrosis, predominantly Gram-positive. Such a community can have greater resistance to endodontic procedures. The objectives of this study are: a) identify bacteria isolated from the root canal of teeth with failed endodontic and periapical lesion via microbial culture method and genetic sequencing. b) quantify endotoxins and proinflammatory cytokines root canal before, after chemomechanical preparation (PQM) and after dressing. c) Correlate microorganisms detected and levels of endotoxin and cytokines with clinical and radiographic findings. Sampling will be conducted before and after the PQM after dressing of 20 root canals of teeth with endodontic failure, and asymptomatic periapical lesion. Samples will be diluted, plated and incubated. After the incubation the colonies are biochemically characterized by sequencing, and genetics. Endotoxin levels will be quantified in the root canal through the turbidimetric (LAL Pyrogent 5000). Levels of proinflammatory cytokines IL-1±, IL-1², TNF and PGE-2 will be quantified using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The data will be tabulated on Excel and statistically analyzed by SPSS for Windows. (AU)

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BARBOSA-RIBEIRO, MARLOS; DE-JESUS-SOARES, ADRIANA; ZAIA, ALEXANDRE A.; FERRAZ, CAIO C. R.; ALMEIDA, JOSE F. A.; GOMES, BRENDA P. F. A.. Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Characterization of Virulence Genes of Enterococcus faecalis Isolates from Teeth with Failure of the Endodontic Treatment. JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, v. 42, n. 7, p. 1022-1028, . (12/23697-4)
BARBOSA-RIBEIRO, MARLOS; ARRUDA-VASCONCELOS, RODRIGO; LOUZADA, LIDIANE M.; LIMA, AUGUSTO R.; MARCIANO, MARINA A.; ALMEIDA, JOSE FLAVIO A.; DE-JESUS-SOARES, ADRIANA; ZAIA, ALEXANDRE A.; FERRAZ, CAIO CEZAR R.; GOMES, BRENDA P. F. A.. Microbiological Investigation in Teeth with Persistent/Secondary Endodontic Infection in Different Stages of Root Canal Retreatment. EUROPEAN ENDODONTIC JOURNAL, v. 5, n. 3, p. 219-225, . (17/25242-8, 19/19300-0, 19/10755-5, 12/23697-4, 15/23479-5)
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