Active substances: Doxycycline
Abstract Objective Subantimicrobial dose doxycycline SDD treatment has been reported to reduce the severity of chronic inflammation and to increase serum HDL cholesterol. SDD also significantly decreased MMP-9 and hs-CRP levels in post-menopausal osteopenic women with periodontitis, and increased HDL cholesterol among the subgroup of women more than 5 years postmenopausal.
With this background, our aim was to examine the effect of SDD therapy on the cholesterol efflux capacity of serum samples derived from a group of postmenopausal, osteopenic women with chronic periodontitis. The patients were at risk of developing CAD, but they had no history of myocardial infarction, angina or stroke.
The data from this study represent secondary outcomes from a subgroup of patients who participated in a placebo-controlled, double-blind randomized clinical trial.
Methods Study subjects The details of the clinical trial and sample size estimation have been described earlier.
Briefly, the subjects were post-menopausal osteopenic females 45 to 70 years of age, and not receiving hormone replacement therapy. They had a history of moderate to advanced chronic periodontitis, and were undergoing periodontal maintenance therapy.
Subjects had no history of myocardial infarction, angina or stroke.
Only data from Stony Brook subjects were included in this paper as insufficient amount of serum remained from Nebraska subjects after completion of the previous biomarker analyses. Fifty-three subjects were randomized at Stony Brook; 46 Stony Brook subjects completed the trial and signed an addendum consent form to conduct additional serum analyses.
Blood samples were drawn at baseline, 1-year, and 2-year appointments.Sepsis is an important, resource-consuming public health concern and one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world.
Blood 15 ml was drawn from the antecubital fossa using standard venipuncture technique. The blood was spun at 1000 g in a refrigerated centrifuge for 10 minutes after remaining at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Isolated LDL was acetylated in the presence of acetic anhydride and sterile filtered. The cells were used for the experiments between passages 7 and 12.
The control cells were incubated in the absence of serum to measure the spontaneous cholesterol diffusion. After incubation, the medium was collected and centrifuged to remove any detached cells.
The cells were washed twice with PBS and lysed with 0. The radioactivity in the medium and cell lysates was analyzed by liquid scintillation counting Wallac WinSpectral 1414, Wallac, Turku, Finland.
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