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This study uses a cross-sectional design to examine the endothelial and inducible nitric oxide synthase (eNOS and iNOS, respectively) levels of gingival tissue. Fifteen subjects, 10 female and 5 male individuals (aged 14.6-21.2 years; mean 17.4 +/- 1.8 years), who needed extraction of the four first premolars for orthodontic reasons and who had indications(More)
Nitric oxide synthases (NOS) are important enzymes present in different cells such as endothelial cells, macrophages, etc. Recently, it has been found that nitric oxide (NO) is responsible for vasodilation, blood pressure regulation, platelet aggregation, cardiac contractility, and the mediation of immunity during bacterial infections and inflammation.(More)
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