Dayanand John Victor

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BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-8 is increased in smokers with chronic periodontitis (CP). The levels of MMP-9 have not been assessed in the periodontal tissues of smokers. Therefore, the aim of this study is to estimate the concentrations of MMP-8 and -9 in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of smokers and non-smokers with CP. MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter region of interleukin (IL)-10 gene, which codes for the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10, have been associated with its level of production in chronic periodontitis. The prevalence of promoter SNP genotypes is known in other populations with chronic periodontitis, while its association in the(More)
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