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BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8 is a central mediator in chronic periodontitis. MMP-8 can be activated by the cooperative action of other MMPs such as MMP-14, reactive oxygen species, and(More)
BACKGROUND Various cytokines have been identified at sites of chronic inflammation such as periodontitis. Cytokines are synthesized in response to bacteria and their products, inducing and(More)