Evaluation of p53, bcl-2, and interleukin-15 levels in gingival crevicular fluid of cyclosporin A-treated patients.


BUDUNELI E. , GENEL F., Atilla G. , KUTUKCULER N.

Journal of periodontology, vol.74, no.4, pp.506-11, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2003.74.4.506
  • Title of Journal : Journal of periodontology
  • Page Numbers: pp.506-11

Abstract

Background: Apoptosis plays an important role in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Considering that apoptosis mediators may play a role in the pathogenesis of drug-induced gingival overgrowth, this study was conducted to evaluate p53, bcl-2, and interleukin-15 (IL-15) levels in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of cyclosporin A (CsA)-treated patients.