Acta Biomater 2020 11 17;117:283-293. Epub 2020 Sep 17.
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:
Neutrophils, cells of the innate immune system, enter the mouth and release factors that are hypothesized to contribute to the degradation of tooth dentin, methacrylate resin composites, and adhesives at the restoration-tooth-dentin interface. The objectives were to characterize neutrophils' degradation towards resin composite, self-etch (SE) and total-etch (TE) adhesives, SE and TE resin-dentin interfaces and to identify proteins that could contribute to the degradation process. Neutrophils' degradation of cured resin composite, and SE and TE adhesives, was quantified by measuring the specific resin degradation by-product, bishydroxy-propoxy-phenyl-propane (bisHPPP), released after 30 days incubation of the materials with the cells. Read More