Effects of Nrf2 signaling on cytotoxicity induced by HEMA from dental biomaterials -

INTRODUCTION Resin-based biomaterials used in dentistry consist of methacrylate monomers that are polymerized in situ. The conversion to polymer is never complete and cause patient exposure to electrophilic monomers such as 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA). In addition, dental personnel are exposed through handling of uncured materials. In vitro, methacrylates are reported to be cytotoxic in a […]

Update from IADR 2018 -
NIOM represents at IADR 2018 -

NIOM Managing Director, Professor Jon E. Dahl and NIOM Engineer Solveig Uvsløkk will be representing NIOM at this year’s IADR conference, held in London from the 25th to 28th of July.

HEMA Alters Protein S-glutathionylation in BEAS-2B Cells -

Abstract Objectives 2-Hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) is a major component of many resin-based dental materials. During and after treatment with these materials, both dental personnel and patients are exposed to HEMA. In vitro studies have demonstrated a cytotoxic potential of HEMA, and reactivity towards cysteine (a nucleophilic amino acid (AA)) in glutathione (GSH) is assumed to contribute to […]

Nrf2 Signaling and Cytoprotection in Human Epithelial Airway Cells Exposed to HEMA -

Methacrylates are common constituents of resin-based biomaterials. These materials cure by polymerization of methacrylate monomers, but incomplete polymerization causes leakage and patient exposure to the electrophile monomers.