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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the levels of interleukin-12 (IL-12) and IL-18 in gingival tissue and serum between patients with chronic (n = 18) or aggressive periodontitis (n = 12)(More)
1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) is a neurotoxin that induces Parkinsonism in humans, monkeys, and mice and oxidative stress in mammalian cells and tissues. In the present study,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection characterized by connective tissue breakdown and alveolar bone destruction because of inflammatory and immune response(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate genotoxicity of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) in male bodybuilders by a micronucleus assay in buccal mucosa cells. METHODS 11 male bodybuilders volunteered to participate(More)