Do salivary and serum collagenases have a role in an association between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and periodontal disease? A preliminary case-control study

Nizam N. , Basoglu O. K. , Taşbakan M. , Holthofer A., Teruahartiala T., Sorsa T., et al.

ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY, cilt.60, ss.134-143, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)


Objectives: Despite increasing evidence for an association of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and periodontal disease, the pathophysiological linking mechanisms remain unclear. This study aims to evaluate the salivary and serum matrix metalloproteinase-2, -8, -9 (MMP-2, -8, -9), tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1), myeloperoxidase (MPO), neutrophil elastase (NE), neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), as well as degree of activation of MMP-2, -9 of patients with and without OSAS.