Evaluation of Systemic Levels of Neutrophilic Enzymes in Patients With Hypertension and Chronic Periodontitis


TURKOGLU O. , Baris N., Tervahartiala T., Senarslan O., Sorsa T., Atilla G.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.85, no.7, pp.908-916, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2013.130346
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.908-916

Abstract

Background: Inflammation stimulates neutrophils to release their enzymes into the extracellular matrix. The aim of the present study is to investigate the serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8, MMP-9, tissue inhibitor of MMP (TIMP)-1, myeloperoxidase (MPO), and neutrophil elastase (NE) in patients with hypertension and chronic periodontitis (CP).