The diagnosis of active phases of periodontal disease and the identification of patients at risk for active disease pose a challenge for periodontist. Advances in oral and periodontal disease diagnostic research are progressing towards methods whereby periodontal risk can be identified and quantified by objective measures, such as biomarkers. IL-1 a potent cytokine, stimulates the proliferation of keratinocytes, endothelial cells and enhances fibroblast synthesis of type I procollagen, hyaluronate, and fibronectin. Therefore, IL-1 is a critical component in maintain the homeostasis of periodontal tissues. This review discusses the role of IL-1 in periodontitis.
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Akansha Devandra Camabala, Priyalochana Gajendran. Role of Interleukin 1 in Gingival Tissues in Chronic Periodontitis -A Review. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2017; 10(9): 3185-3187. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00566.2