Salivary osteocalcin levels are decreased in smoker chronic periodontitis patients


OZCAKA O., NALBANTSOY A. , BUDUNELİ N. G.

ORAL DISEASES, vol.17, no.2, pp.200-205, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1601-0825.2010.01721.x
  • Title of Journal : ORAL DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-205

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study was planned to investigate whether smoker chronic periodontitis patients exhibit different salivary concentrations of C-telopeptide pyridinoline cross-links of type I collagen (ICTP) and osteocalcin (OC) compared to the non-smoker counterparts.