Mediators of Inflammation / 2010 / Article / Fig 7

Research Article

Normal Human Gingival Epithelial Cells Sense C. parapsilosis by Toll-Like Receptors and Module Its Pathogenesis through Antimicrobial Peptides and Proinflammatory Cytokines

Figure 7

Quantification of HBD2 and HBD3 levels secreted by gingival epithelial cells following infection with C. parapsilosis. Gingival epithelial cells were cultured with or without C. parapsilosis for 6 and 24 hours. Supernatants were collected and used to quantify HBD2 (a) and HBD3 (b) using ELISA kits. Data are means ± SD of three separate experiments. The levels of significance were obtained by comparing the amount of AMP obtained with unstimulated samples to that obtained with samples stimulated C. parapsilosis.