Detection of human α-defensin-1, an antimicrobial peptide, in the fluid of jaw cysts

Nobuyoshi Mizukawa, Katsumi Sugiyama, Takaaki Ueno, Katsuaki Mishima, Shin Takagi, Toshio Sugahara

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Objective. The purpose of this study was to isolate and to identify an antimicrobial peptide, human α-defensin-1 (HNP-1) in jaw cyst fluid. Study design. We collected jaw cyst fluid from 22 patients with various jaw cysts and analyzed the peptide components of them by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). HNP-1 in the jaw cyst fluid was identified by the amino acid sequence and the molecular weight. The concentration of HNP-1 in the fluid of various jaw cysts was quantified by HPLC. Results. HNP-1 in the jaw cyst fluid was isolated, purified, and identified. The concentrations of HNP-1 in the jaw cyst fluid ranged from 27.0 to 3725.4 μg/mL. Conclusion. HNP-1 was detected in the fluid of various types of jaw cysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry(all)

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