Exposure of Porphyromonas gingivalis to cortisol increases bacterial growth


AKCALI A., HUCK O., Buduneli N. G. , DAVİDEAU J., KÖSE T. , TENENBAUM H.

ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY, vol.59, no.1, pp.30-34, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2013.09.003
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-34

Abstract

Objective: Psychological stress is considered as a risk factor for periodontal diseases. The stress-related hormone, cortisol is one of the main molecules released during human stress response and is found in plasma and gingival crevicular fluid. This hormone has been suggested to modify composition of subgingival biofilms. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of exposure to cortisol on Porphyrornonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) growth.