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Background Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is considered a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome. Periodontal disease is a mild chronic inflammatory disease with systemic effects, and many studies have indicated an association between metabolic syndrome and periodontitis. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between periodontitis(More)
INTRODUCTION Angiotensin II (Ang II) not only regulates systemic blood pressure through a vasoconstrictive effect, but also promotes bone resorption. We recently reported that Ang II (10(-6) M) stimulated the production of matrix metalloproteinases via the AT1 receptor in osteoblastic ROS17/2.8 cells, but suppressed alkaline phosphatase activity. However,(More)
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