Levels of leukotriene B-4 in gingival crevicular fluid and gingival tissue in specific periodontal diseases


Emingil G. , Cinarcik S., Baylas H., Coker I., Huseyinov A.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.72, no.8, pp.1025-1031, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2001.72.8.1025
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1025-1031

Abstract

Background: Leukotriene B-4 (LTB4), a product of the lipoxygenase pathway of arachidonic acid metabolism, exhibits numerous activities that can account for most of the features of host responses seen in periodontal diseases. The aim of the present study was to examine the role of LTB4 in the pathogenesis of specific periodontal diseases.