Marco A. Dias da Silva

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Since oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most prevalent malignant cancer in the oral cavity, several researches have been performed to study the role of important enzymes in this disease. Among them, the matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are highlighted, due to the fact that they are proteinases responsible to degrade many extra-cellular matrix(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of alcohol and nicotine, when used alone or simultaneously, on the alveolar bone loss area resulting from ligature-induced periodontitis in rats. STUDY DESIGN Forty adult male rats received a cotton ligature in the first lower molar sulcular area, and the animals were randomly assigned to(More)
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