Gingival crevicular fluid transforming growth factor-beta(1) in several forms of periodontal disease

Gurkan A. , Emingil G. , Cinarcik S. , Berdeli A.

ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY, cilt.51, ss.906-912, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)


Background: Transforming growth factor-beta(1) (TGF-beta(1)) has significant effects on periodontal host response regulation. Limited knowledge on the role of TGF-beta(1) in various periodontal disease types and particularly in advanced periodontitis forms warranted the present study. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) TGF-beta(1) levels in patients with different forms of periodontal disease.